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5 Lovely Reasons Why We “Heart Estuaries”

Celebrating #IHeartEstuaries is a popular way to show your love to these bodies of water where rivers meet the sea.
February 11, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of a river and streams flowing into a bay. Snohomish River Estuary NOAA works in Washington's Snohomish River estuary to restore habitat for salmon and other fish species. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Top 21 Habitat Conservation Stories of 2021

NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation continued conserving, protecting, and restoring habitat in 2021. We shared almost 80 stories about this work and habitat’s value to fisheries and communities. Here are the most popular stories and topics that surfaced
January 06, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Aerial-view-of-Chesapeake-Bay-estuary-Credit-NOAA.jpg Aerial view of a river flowing into the Chesapeake Bay estuary. Credit: NOAA

River Herring Science in Support of Species Conservation and Ecosystem Restoration

River herring populations are at all-time lows as a consequence of historic dam construction, habitat loss, habitat degradation, and overfishing.
December 22, 2021 - Feature Story ,

Restoring Polluted Urban Areas Helps the Environment and Communities Rebound

NOAA and partners have supported communities through restoration at two urban Superfund sites in Massachusetts and Washington. We’re increasing access to parks, and getting locals involved in habitat restoration through training and job opportunities.
November 17, 2021 - Feature Story ,
People canoeing on calm waters. Restoration at the New Bedford Harbor Superfund site included parks and increasing access to the waterfront. Credit: Buzzards Bay Coalition

NOAA Veterans Corps Progress By The Numbers, 2021

NOAA’s Veterans Corps partnerships are building on 9 years of growth, supporting habitat and fisheries restoration projects on the West Coast.
November 10, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Two people in shallow water with waders on. One is checking devices in the water, one is writing on a clipboard. Veteran Jonathan Hallenbeck and staff from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife monitoring invasive crabs at an oyster farm in Drayton Harbor. Credit: Northwest Straits Commission

Meet Natalie Cosentino-Manning, Marine Habitat Restoration Specialist in the NOAA Restoration Center

Natalie grew up exploring California and knew at an early age that she wanted a career in natural resources. She got her education there too, and now she’s restoring the habitats that inspired her.
October 05, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A woman scientist in flight gear in front of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. Natalie in her flight gear ready to head out to the remote Farallon Islands to conduct research. Credit: Natalie Cosentino-Manning

Meet Alejandra Mickle-Arce, Marine Habitat Resource Specialist in the NOAA Restoration Center

After growing up on the Peruvian coast, Ale turned her love of the ocean, along with strong family support, into restoring coastal habitats here in the U.S.
September 27, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A group of research staff underway on a vessel. Ale (center, standing) on a marine research cruise off the coast of Florida. Credit: Alejandra Mickle-Arce

$99.6 Million Approved to Continue Restoring Gulf-wide Resources Impacted by Deepwater Horizon

Eleven projects aimed at restoring sea turtles, marine mammals, oysters, and birds are approved to move forward in all five Gulf states, and in Mexico.
September 27, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Sea turtle hatchling on the sand in the Gulf of Mexico. The Region-wide plan includes $18.6 million dedicated to four projects to restore sea turtles; one is focused on nesting sites. Credit: Shutterstock

Look Out for Invasive Crab!

The green crab is invading from the west coast and making its way to Alaska.