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Explore our curated list of stories about promoting healthy and resilient coastal and marine ecosystems.

Jenny Davis (NCCOS) inspects a peat core from Swan Island (Chesapeake Bay) that will be analyzed for carbon content prior to and after restoration with dredged sediment placement. Credit: NOAA.
Scientists are testing how fast soil is building up in this marsh using a device called a Surface Elevation Table on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
an aerial image of a harmful algal bloom event
Kachemak Bay Research Reserve in Homer, Alaska.
A map of marine protected areas around the United States
an image of an esturaine
A thriving habitat of Staghorn corals.
Apalachicola Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
NOAA restoration project team assessing oiling of marshes in Barataria Bay, Lousiana. After an oil spill, NOAA conducts studies to identify the extent of damage, the best methods for restoring natural resources, and the type and amount of restoration required.
An infographic about building coastal resilience
An infographic on conserving our ocean and coasts