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What's New: January 2010

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NOAA Responds to Oil Spill in Sabine-Neches Waterway near Port Arthur, Texas

Staff from the Office of Response and Restoration are on-scene near Port Arthur, Texas, where a major oil spill occurred on Saturday, January 23. More...

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Construction Started on Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center

On January 22, 2010, NOAA marked the start of construction of the Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center in Mobile, Alabama. More...

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Nation's First Marine Debris Action Plan Implemented in Hawaii

On January 12, NOAA and partners in Hawaii announced a comprehensive, long-term plan to assess and remove plastics, derelict fishing gear, and other sources of marine debris from coastal waters and coral reefs along the island chain. More...

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Construction Begins for Future Home of Channel Islands Sanctuary Office and Outreach Center

On Jan. 11, officials broke ground on the new 15,000-square foot Ocean Science Education Building on the east side of the University of California, Santa Barbara, campus. The building will consist of new Channel Islands sanctuary headquarter offices and the Outreach Center for Teaching Ocean Science, a state-of-the-art educational facility. More...