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West Coast
Energy

CA - The First-Ever California Offshore Wind Lease Sale

Next week the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the first-ever offshore wind lease sale on the U.S. west coast, which will also be the first U.S. sale to support potential commercial-scale, floating offshore wind energy development.

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

WA - Tribal Nations Launch Collaboration to Address Climate Crisis

New program aims to support Tribal leadership on carbon pollution cleanup

International
Property

NASA: U.S. Coastlines Could Experience a Foot of Sea Level Rise Within 30 Years

Sea levels along U.S. coastlines could rise as much as 12 inches above today’s waterline by 2050, according to NASA researchers.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Biden races the clock on offshore wind

OFFSHORE WIND: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has so far only approved two of the 16 offshore wind farms President Biden wants implemented during his first term — a goal that has become more urgent since Republicans took over the House. (E&E News)

International
Aquaculture

UK - Sewage dumps by water firms could 'wipe us out' says oyster farmer suing the government

Oysterman Tom Haward is taking ministers to court for failing to tackle water firms' sewage dumping

Great Lakes
Advocacy

USA - Culture, History, and a Unique Biome Await on the Great Lakes

From charming lake towns to expedition cruises, there are many good reasons to explore the Greats.

International
Engineering

Video: The ONE Trust – World’s First Ship To Be Equipped With Wind Deflector

This weekend, a vessel of the Japanese company ONE (Ocean Network Express) made its first port of call equipped with a new device: a wind deflector on the bow. One Trust is the only of a series of six 20,170 TEU container ships to be equipped with this device.

West Coast
Science

CA - How extinct Steller's sea cow shaped kelp forests

To uncover 'sea cow effect,' researchers developed a novel Past-Present-Future modeling approach that could inform more effective conservation strategies across ecosystems.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

TX & LA - NOAA Hires Fugro to Monitor Shoreline Changes in Texas, Louisiana

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded Fugro two mapping projects on the US Gulf Coast to monitor and quantify shoreline change in this flood-prone region.

Northeast
Property

NYC - Parks Announces New $20 Million Waterfront Space on Lower East Side as Part of East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

On November 29, 2022, officials from the Departments of Parks and Recreation, Design and Construction and NYC Economic Development Corporation joined elected officials and community representatives to celebrate the opening of the new recreational deck at Pier 42 in the Lower East Side.

Southeast
Property

FL - Ian, Nicole warn Florida to take climate more seriously

Fourteen days and counting - that's the time between now and the end of the 2022 Atlantichurricane season. For many Floridians, Wednesday, Nov. 30, can't come soon enough.

International
Property

USA - Munich Re estimates 2022 storm losses at $110bn, of which $65bn insured

Reinsurer Munich Re has estimated that, following the 2022 North Atlantic hurricane season, overall losses from all storms amounted to around US $110 billion, with insured losses in the magnitude of $65 billion.

International
Advocacy

World - COP15: Why the world needs a new deal to protect nature

The UN summit, taking place in Canada this December, aims to finalise a new global agreement to halt and reverse nature loss by mid-century.

Pacific Northwest
Property

WA - Quinault Tribe gets $25 million for Taholah relocation

Interior announces $115 million to relocation efforts or planning for tribal communities By

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

OR - Northwest scientists study source of pervasive plastic pollution

Plastic doesn’t decompose but degrades into smaller pieces that will remain in the environment for thousands of years

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - NORTH CAROLINA'S BELOVED SUGARLOAF ISLAND TO BE RESTORED THANKS TO LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT

Sugarloaf Island, a small island off downtown Morehead City, NC serves as a protective barrier for the town. Yet with every passing storm, Sugarloaf's banks have rapidly eroded, causing grave concern over the island's ability to shield Morehead City from severe storm damage and flooding.

International
Aquaculture

World - A new Progressive Management Pathway for improving seaweed biosecurity

The rapid expansion and globalization of the seaweed production industry, combined with rising seawater temperatures and coastal eutrophication, has led to an increase in infectious diseases and pest outbreaks. Here, we propose a novel Progressive Management Pathway for improving Seaweed Biosecurity.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

FL - Red tide impacts continue in Southwest Florida and Sarasota

Weather and health officials continue to warn about the hazards of red tide as the harmful algae bloom worsened along the Southwest Florida coast this week, particularly in Sarasota County waters.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - Mauna Loa Eruption Map Shows Where Lava Flow Is Heading on Hawaii

The largest active volcano in the world, Mauna Loa, has now been erupting for 24 hours. Initially contained in the volcano's summit crater, the eruption has now moved into the Northeast Rift Zone, where three eruptive fissures have burst open, spilling lava down the volcano's flanks.

Caribbean
Science

USA — Traces of ancient hurricanes on the seafloor are a warning for coastal areas

Evidence from millennia of Atlantic storms is not good news for the coast. If you look back at the history of Atlantic hurricanes since the late 1800s, it might seem hurricane frequency is on the rise. The year 2020 had the most tropical cyclones in the Atlantic, with 31, and 2021 had the third-highest, after 2005. The past decade saw five of the six most destructive Atlantic hurricanes in modern history.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - Hawaii’s Mauna Loa is erupting for the first time since 1984

CNN — The world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa on Hawaii, is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years.

International
Engineering

World - Innovative "Vacuum Cleaner" Collects Rare Metals from the Sea Floor

In the midst of increased demand, the mining industry is looking for innovative ways to obtain rare metals such as nickel, cobalt, copper, and manganese for renewable energy systems and electronics.

International
Aquaculture

World - Aquaculture accounts for more and more of global fish supply

Around 49% of the world's supply of fish, crustaceans and molluscs was farmed rather than caught in 2020, up from 13% in 1990.

International
Tourism

MEX - A Deep Dive with Sharks in Mexico's Sea of Cortez: Then and Now

How wildlife is fighting to thrive in the Mexican sea, which captured the hearts of Jacques Cousteau and John Steinbeck.

Northeast
Energy

ME - Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap Expected In Early 2023; Here's Why The OSW Industry Should Take Note

The State of Maine is expected to release the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap in early 2023, and the global offshore wind industry should be watching.

Southeast
Local

FL - State officials look to learn lessons from Ian, as deadly hurricane season draws to an end wfit

With the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season ending next week, state officials are looking at potential changes after Florida got hit by its deadliest storm in nearly nine decades.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

FL - Eckerd College professor publishes paper on sharing research about health of Florida stone crabs

The way Philip Gravinese, Ph.D., sees it, research is important not just for what can be discovereThe way Philip Gravinese, Ph.D., sees it, research is important not just for what can be discovered but for how that information can be shared.d but for how that information can be shared.

International
Science

AUS - Mangroves: Environmental guardians of our coastline

They are the salt-tolerant shrubs that thrive in the toughest of conditions, but according to new UniSA research, mangroves are also avid coastal protectors, capable of surviving in heavy metal contaminated environments.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Is Sausage the Missing Link in the Great Bait Debate?

Lobster and snow crab fisheries are booming, but the bait used to catch them—herring and mackerel—is not, so the search for alternative baits is on.

Southeast
Science

FL - Hundreds Of Florida’s Manatees Are Dying — What’s Being Done To Save Them

In an effort to save manatees in Florida, environmental groups have filed a petition to get them back on the endangered species list.

Energy

Ørsted and Eversource Partner with Mystic Aquarium for Offshore Wind and Marine Life Research

Ørsted and Eversource, developers of Connecticut’s first offshore wind farm, Revolution Wind, have entered a multi-year research partnership with a nonprofit organisation Mystic Aquarium to conduct studies of the effects of offshore wind turbines on marine mammals and sea turtles.

International
Science

World - Seagrass crucial to stemming the tide of coastal erosion

The sea devours large tracts of land when storms wash sand out to sea from the coast. In a new study involving a researcher from the University of Gothenburg has shown that seagrass can reduce cliff erosion by up to 70% thanks to its root mats binding the sand.

Southeast
Property

FL - Florida coastal communities rush to rebuild disappearing shorelines

This year's hurricane season — which ends Wednesday — has once again reminded us of the risk of living on Florida's shifting shorelines.

Southeast
Property

FL - It’s On: Florida Special Session on Insurance Slated for Dec. 12-16

It hasn’t been made official by the governor’s office, but Florida legislative leaders have set a date for a second special session to tackle property insurance issues – Dec. 12 through Dec. 16.

International
Science

UK - Dormant microbes can ‘switch on’ to cope with climate change

The results, led by a team at Imperial College London and published today in eLife, have important implications for predicting the impact of global warming on ecosystems.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

SC - Leaking sewage a threat to SC coast; state agency isn’t doing its job, suit says

In a lightly populated area of northern Charleston County, developers are planning two major projects that could bring hundreds of new homes to the doorstep of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - Department of Transportation marks the SPOT: Oil project set for Gulf exports clears Federal Hurdle

SURFSIDE BEACH — The Maritime Administration approved the Sea Port Oil Terminal project that’s been under the scrutiny of the Department of Transportation in a 94-page decision quietly released before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Southeast
Property

FL - Much of Florida’s Eroding Coast is Risking Home Collapses. Why Is Construction Continuing?

Back-to-back hurricanes left an unnerving scene on the Florida coast in November 2022: Several houses, and even swimming pools, were left dangling over the ocean as waves eroded the land beneath them. Dozens of homes and condo buildings in the Daytona Beach area were deemed unsafe.

Southeast
Property

FL - Volusia County officials to hold open house to discuss permitting process after Hurricane Nicole

DAYTONA, Fla. — Hurricane Ian slammed Florida in September. Nearly two months later, Hurricane Nicole devastated coastal communities in Volusia and Flagler counties.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - Destination uncertain for NC offshore wind power

Three federal leases have been granted for large-scale ocean wind farms off the coast of North Carolina, with two more potential sites now the subject of a monthlong public comment period.

International
Waterways

World - Stepping up to decarbonise the maritime industry

In recent years, shipping’s emissions have come under more scrutiny than ever before. COP26 was a standout event for shipping, where it featured high on the agenda, and discussions resulted in strong pledges from many attendees.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - Biden administration approves Gulf oil terminal opposed by Texas city

Federal regulators this week approved a new oil terminal in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas over the objections of local activists, who argued the move contravenes the Biden administration’s stated climate goals.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Judge gives lobster industry two-year reprieve

A federal district court judge on November 17 granted federal regulators two years to come up with new rules to protect the endangered right whale.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Louisiana to receive $82 million in Gulf offshore oil and gas revenue sharing

The state of Louisiana will receive $82 million in Gulf of Mexicooffshore revenue in the next few months under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, representing the first large payment under the revenue sharing program created by Congress in 2006.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

TX - Coral reefs near Texas may not escape greater damage from climate change

Coral reefs – indicators of overall ocean health – have fared better in the Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary than many reefs elsewhere. But researchers have now concluded that could change as Gulf waters heat up.

International
Science

World - ‘Common’ Dolphins on Israeli Coastline Decreased by 40% in Last 5 Years

It’s still unclear what factors have led to the dramatic decline in the number of dolphins, which were formerly commonly found across the entire Mediterranean

Northeast
Advocacy

ME - Maine Political Leaders Slam Blacklisting of Lobster Fishery

Lobster is a traditional holiday dish in the U.S., but this year, it will be slightly harder to find in the supermarket.

International
Science

World - The Other Endangered Frontier of Subsea Mining: Brazil's Blue Amazon

You might not have heard of the Blue Amazon, but it’s the part of the ocean owned by Brazil. Otherwise known as Brazil’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), it covers an area of 3.6 million square kilometers, equivalent to half of the Amazon rainforest.

West Coast
Property

CA - Proposed Coastal Conservancy Plan Would Tackle Climate Resiliency in CA

The state Coastal Conservancy will vote next week on a strategic planto guide how hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars get spent over the next five years. The future of California's 1,100 coastline is at stake.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Florida beaches were already running low on sand. Then Ian and Nicole hit.

The Daytona Beach-area is famous for having beaches so wide drivers are invited to ride on the shore. Two storms in the span of six weeks have snatched away tons of sand. (Paywall may apply)

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

HI - The Military Pledged to Remove Unexploded Bombs From This Island. Native Hawaiians Are Still Waiting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is leading the remediation effort, has been plagued by shoddy work and multiple regulatory disputes, according to an investigation by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and ProPublica.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - Here, there, everywhere: Red tide plagues SWFL after Hurricane Ian

Many believe Florida conservatives are ideological incapable of effectively responding to water quality issues but complex issue allows denialism to flourish.

West Coast
Property

CA - Research teams gather data on storm pollution impact on San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- For researchers Martin Trinh and David Peterson, a break in the rain means a chance to measure the minute changes a passing storm may have brought to the San Francisco Bay.

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

PNW - Unchecked pollution is contaminating the salmon that Pacific Northwest tribes eat

For decades, the U.S. government has failed to test for dangerous chemicals and metals in fish. So, we did. What we found was alarming for tribes.

Coastwide
Waterways

USA - How Floating Wetlands Are Helping to Clean Up Urban Waters

As cities around the world look to rid their waterways of remaining pollution, researchers are installing artificial islands brimming with grasses and sedges. The islands’ surfaces attract wildlife, while the underwater plant roots absorb contaminants and support aquatic life.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

HI - First Coral Reef Insurance Policy Purchased In Hawaiʻi

(BIVN) – The “first-ever coral reef insurance policy in the United States” has been purchased in Hawaiʻi, covering the cost to restore the reef in the event of a future damaging hurricane or tropical storm.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

FL - Ian was one of the most lethal hurricanes in decades. Many of the deaths were preventable.

Hurricane Ian illustrated the challenges of protecting densely populated waterfront communities and exposed shortcomings in how local governments respond, an NBC News investigation found.

International
Science

World - Satellites cast critical eye on coastal dead zones

Scientists have found a new and better way to use remote sensing to understand where coastal dead zones are and predict changes.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

LA - Growing storms push shrinking La. insurers into failure

More than a year after Hurricane Ida swept across Louisiana, the Category 4 storm is triggering a property-insurance crisis in the state that has bankrupted 11 insurance companies and will force some homeowners to pay annual premiums of nearly $18,000.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

Arctic - A regime shift in an Arctic marine ecosystem likely to become permanent

Findings of unexpected large numbers of fin and humpback whales in the previously ice infested waters of East Greenland now indicate a tipping point in the marine ecosystem from one regime to another that may be irreversible. Peer-Reviewed Publication

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

GOM - Satellites cast critical eye on coastal dead zones

Scientists have found a new and better way to use remote sensing to understand where coastal dead zones are and predict changes.

Northeast
Engineering

NJ - Contract for Federal Beach Replenishment Program Will Wait Until 2023

Federal officials do not expect to award a contract for a beach renourishment program in Ocean County until after the new year.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

TX - Texas oyster fisheries go from bad to worse

In early November, Texas Parks and Wildlife permanently closed three bays on the Gulf Coast to oyster fishing.

Southeast
Advocacy

SC - Here's why South Carolina beaches received 'C' grade due to 'mediocre policies': Report

SOUTH CAROLINA (WPDE) — For generations, families have visited South Carolina to enjoy its southern charm and historical coastal cities. But according to a new "State of the Beach" report, which grades how each state is maintaining its coastlines, South Carolina has earned a "C" grade, meaning their is some room for improvement.

Mid-Atlantic
Science

NC - Carbon capture project proposed for ocean waters off Duck

DUCK — It was flashback to high school chemistry class for some, but Duck residents were up to the challenge last week at an information session about a carbon capture demonstration project proposed off their beach.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

FL - Here, there, everywhere: Red tide plagues SWFL after Hurricane Ian

Red tide is blooming along coastlines from Sarasota to Collier counties, and while scientists have yet to discover what kick-starts a red tide blooms, research has proven heavy rains, storm surge, and flooding from tropical storms like Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28, 2022, wash nutrient-rich water back into the Gulf of Mexico, which can "feed" existing blooms and make them stronger, bigger, and last longer

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

FL - Perfect paradise: How the CIA helped fight developers eyeing Sanibel Island

Developers have had their eyes on the island for almost 200 years. Sanibel tried to kill me twice, once with riptides, the other with alligators. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, the island manages to occupy a place in my heart.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

LA - The Marine Lab in the Path of Climate Change’s Fury?

The DeFelice Marine Center sits on a strip of land that dangles into a bay. Staff is living, working, and adapting to the climate crisis in real time.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - The befouling of Point Reyes National Seashore

It’s an October morning at Point Reyes National Seashore and I’m scooting under barbed wire fences, wary of sliding into cow pies.

International
Advocacy

ISL - Israel rushes to protect marine life as Mediterranean warms -

ROSH HANIKRA MARINE RESERVE, Israel (AP) — Between the cliffs and crags of Israel’s submerged prehistoric coastline, a Mediterranean ecosystem is surging back to life.

Mid-Atlantic
Science

NC - Climate Change Poses Dire Threat to North Carolina Wetlands

The future of North Carolina's coastal wetlands is uncertain due to rising sea levels

International
Science

NZ - Vehicles on beaches causing damage to ecosystem, wildlife

Coastal care groups and local government agencies are all repeating the same message – vehicles on beaches cause damage to the natural character of our coastline.

International
Tourism

UK - Ground-breaking survey highlights importance of sea and coast to people in Wales

People in Wales believe that visits to the sea and coast support their mental and physical well-being, according to the findings of a survey focussed on people’s relationship and understanding of our oceans.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

WA - Dungeness crab dying amid low oxygen levels linked to climate change

SEATTLE — Terry "Chop" Arnold Jr. remembers the first few times he climbed in his dad's 36-foot fishing boat at an old log boom, near the northernmost tip of Washington.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - A new generation of citizen scientists welcome Pacific herring back home

Herring all but disappeared from the shorelines around Sḵwx̱wú7mesh homelands in the past. Now volunteers are keeping careful tabs on the comeback efforts of a tiny fish with big cultural value

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Our Ocean Backyard | ‘Green’ tag not always good for the environment

Advertising is an incredibly powerful tool for convincing us to buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.

Mid-Atlantic
Tourism

NC - Cape Hatteras National Seashore reports more than 2.6 million visitors as of October 31, 2022

With 230,135 visitors recorded in October, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is on track to have another busy year in 2022, with total visitation close to record-breaking 2021.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - Reps. Pingree, Waltz Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Coastal Communities Impacted by Ocean Acidification

The Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2022 would require NOAA to collaborate with state, local, and tribal government entities on ocean acidification vulnerability assessments, research planning, and information sharing

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Disaster requests for Bering Sea crabbers highlight difficulty of getting financial relief to fishermen

Gov. Mike Dunleavy requested $287 million from the federal government last month for fishermen impacted by the Bering Sea snow crab and Bristol Bay red king crab fisheries closures.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - American Offshore Energy Launches Novel Floating Wind Turbine Design

American Offshore Energy (AOE) has this week announced novel patents in the floating wind turbine industry including a vertical axis wind turbine which, the company says, can be deployed quickly, and even submerged in the wake of a hurricane.

Southeast
Property

FL - Impact of Hurricane Nicole could have been much greater

Our community was in the headlines all around the world last week as the National Weather Service reported that Hurricane Nicole made landfall in Florida just south of Vero Beach.

Pacific Northwest
Waterways

OR - The world’s largest dam removal will touch many lives in the Klamath River Basin

The four-dam teardown brings hope and uncertainty to residents in an area of Southern Oregon and Northern California where drought has made water a source of controversy.

Arctic & Antarctica
Advocacy

Arctic - Still cleaning up after one of the biggest ever Arctic spills

Norilsk Nickel has eliminated the consequences of the 2020 disaster. But Taimyr still has many environmental problems

Pacific Northwest
Aquaculture

WA - Washington bans fish-farming net pens, citing salmon threat

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington banned fish-farming with net pens in state waters on Friday, citing danger to struggling native salmon.

Northeast
Property

ME - Maine's solution to beach barriers? Buying land for public use

Ciona Ulbrich stood on a scenic beach in the small, coastal town of Brooksville, Maine, feeling grateful to be able to lawfully enjoy the warm sun and ocean breeze.The nonprofit Ulbrich works for, the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, purchased Bakeman Beach a few years ago and gave it to the town — with the stipulation that it remain open to all members of the public.

Coastwide
Advocacy

USA - Going Coastal: On Some Recent Books About the Ecology and History of Beaches

AMERICANS MAKE APPROXIMATELY 400 million visits to the beach each year, according to the United States Lifesaving Association. This summer, they arrived in droves up and down the coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific, the Gulf shores and Great Lakes, along bays, rivers, and offshore islands.

Northeast
Engineering

MA - To renourish or not to renourish? Squibnocket returns to the spotlight.

Chilmark’s select board learned Tuesday night that a local resident has offered to pay to replenish “renourish” sand at Squibnocket Beach through a project that would be run by the Woods Hole Group. Tara Marden, a senior project manager and coastal geologist at the Woods Hole Group, pitched the idea to the board.

Southeast
Local

FL - Coastal homeowners pushing for seawalls face lengthy process

As businesses and homeowners along the coast work to clean up the damage from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, many who didn’t have protection from seawalls are now hoping to build them.

Engineering

The Rinse of Tides: Neighborhood Plagued by Monthly Flooding Sees Hope in Sea Gates

The Army Corps of Engineers’ planned gates, meant to protect against future Sandy-like storms could help reduce moon-cycle deluges in oceanside neighborhoods. But some worry that they are not meant for such tidal use.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - Will NC get offshore wind farms? Right now it's up to one state commission

There’s a swath of ocean just over the horizon off Oak Island, in the southeast corner of North Carolina, that one day could be home to hundreds of towering offshore wind turbines. The project, federal regulators say, could produce as much power as Duke Energy’s nearby Brunswick Nuclear plant.

International
Advocacy

S. Pacific - Tuvalu Island Turns to Metaverse as it Disappears

The first digital nation? During a digital address to COP27 leaders, Tuvalu’s foreign minister said, “As our land disappears, we have no choice but to become the world’s first digital nation.”

West Coast
Energy

CA - Panelists say BOEM, fishing industry still far apart on offshore wind

With the first offshore wind lease sales impending off California, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and commercial fishermen still have a chasm to gap before the new and old industries can reasonably co-exist, panelists said at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle Friday.

International
Engineering

NZ - Ocean miner completes controversial Pacific trials

The Canadian miner, the Metals Company, has announced the completion of a controversial deep sea bed mining trial in the Pacific.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - Did climate change really kill billions of snow crabs in Alaska?

In October 2022, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the lucrative snow crab fishery in the Bering Sea would close for the first time, following a population decline of 80% between 2018 and 2022.

International
Science

World - Ray of hope? One place where reef manta rays are thriving

In a rare piece of good news in the marine world, scientists have found one place where reef manta rays are thriving.

International
Engineering

UK - Visual evidence the 'reef balls' on Thames River are working

New London ― If you’re standing on the northern end of the Connecticut College waterfront with your back to the freight railroad tracks, the view is of 150 wiffleball-shaped concrete balls in rows running parallel to the shore, with an unusual shift in the low-tide mark partway up the rows.