There's a lot going on at NOAA's National Ocean Service.
NOAA research reserve scientists and partners recently published a study that examines the secret to marsh happiness. The team learned that “happy” marshes shared similar characteristics, whereas “unhappy” marshes deteriorate in diverse ways. By understanding how marshes can deteriorate so differently, coastal managers can make wiser conservation decisions.
From the designation of a new national marine sanctuary to new agreements to restore natural resources damaged from pollution to the collection of emergency response aerial imagery, 2019 was a busy year. Read about our accomplishments from last year in our annual report.
There are some factors that cause the tides to be higher than what is "normally" seen from day to day. View our bulletin to see when you may experience higher than normal high tides for the period of time between December 2019 and February 2020.
Many people ask, “Why not just clean up the algae?” Unfortunately, the answer is not so simple. However, there are ways to lessen the effects of these events.
See how NOAA partners with state agencies and tribes to protect the natural resources that often represent the foundation of tribal communities and their traditions.
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