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Features: September 2009

Naval Reserve Defense Fleet

Report Eases Contamination Concerns Over Reserve Ships in Suisun Bay

A NOAA report finds that contaminant levels in the vicinity of a fleet of over 70 aging ships moored in Suisun Bay, California, are similar to those found in other parts of San Francisco Bay.




NOAA and Partners Work to Survey and Remove Marine Debris in the Gulf of Mexico

During the 2005 hurricane season, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita inflicted severe damage on the Gulf of Mexico coastal region and deposited huge amounts of debris over large areas of the Gulf coast. This submerged marine debris poses a persistent hazard to vessel traffic and can adversely affect commercially viable fishing grounds.