NOAA Ocean Today
In our latest podcast, hear about the amazing video offerings from NOAA Ocean Today.
Scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science have successfully treated and rehabilitated diseased pillar coral rescued from the Florida Reef Tract. First detected near Miami in 2014, stony coral tissue loss disease has since spread throughout the Florida Keys and much of the Caribbean. The disease is infecting and killing roughly half of the region’s hard coral species, including pillar coral — a species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
2021 marks 30 years of NOAA’s Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) working to hold polluters accountable for the impacts of oil spills, hazardous waste, and ship groundings in waterways. NOAA has worked with co-trustees and industry to recover $10.4 billion from polluters to fund restoration projects that help ecosystems and coastal communities recover.
In recognition of Women’s History Month, we’re honoring a few notable women with careers tied to ocean science. While this list is by no means comprehensive, it pays homage to some of the women who defied social convention and paved the way for scientists, regardless of their gender, to protect, study, and explore the ocean and ocean life.
The health of our world ocean is in danger. A changing climate, increasing world population, and a variety of environmental stressors threaten to further harm the ocean that we love. But there is hope. The United Nations (U.N.) has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, to be held from 2021 to 2030. The effort aims to improve ocean health while creating better conditions for the sustainable development of our ocean and coasts throughout the world.
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coastal ocean science