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What's New: July 2010

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NOS Scientists Help Restore Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay

The NOS scientists who are most often thought of as providing navigation services are also steering the nation toward more conscientious uses of the marine environment. Staff from NOS’s National Geodetic Survey, Office of Coast Survey, and Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services are working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide an integrated suite of data products to help guide the reconstruction of Poplar Island in a manner that provides sustainable wildlife habitat for years to come. More...

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NOAA's Marine Debris Program Holds Student Art Contest

On Earth Day, the NOAA Marine Debris Program announced an art contest for kindergarten to 8th grade students across the country. In the Program’s first art contest, students were asked to describe how they are affected by marine debris and what they are doing to help tackle this global problem. More...

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Public Invited to Comment on Marine Protected Area Nominees

The National Marine Protected Areas Center has received the third round of nominations for existing marine protected areas (MPAs) to join the national system of MPAs, based on a call for nominations from March 2010 through May 2010. More...