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NOAA Partners with Ocean Foundation

NOAA has established a partnership with The Ocean Foundation to cooperate on international and national scientific efforts to advance research, conservation and our understanding of the global ocean. The new agreement highlights several priorities for cooperation, including: understanding climate change and ocean acidification and their effects on oceans and coasts; increasing coastal resilience and strengthening capacity for climate and acidification

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America’s Marine Sanctuaries: A Photographic Exploration

“America’s Marine Sanctuaries” is a photographic overview of the U.S. National Marine Sanctuary System, with immersive photography and informative text that celebrates the protected places and the creatures and artifacts that are found there. The 14 underwater gems that make up the National Marine Sanctuary System are celebrated for their beauty,history and importance in this striking volume. The full-color photographs allow

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Scientists Document Whale Shark Migrating from Galapagos Island to Cocos Island for First Time

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For the first time in history, a group of scientists documented the complete journey of a whale shark from Galapagos Island in Ecuador to Cocos Island in Costa Rica, highlighting the need for cutting-edge solutions to protect highly migratory species in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Coco, an adult female approximately 12 m long, made the 700-km crossing in three weeks. She was

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Adopt a Manatee

Save the Manatee

Looking for a unique gift for mom on Mother’s Day (May 10)? Save the Manatee Club offers manatee adoptions as possible gifts. All the manatees in the Adopt-A-Manatee program are living manatees studied by research teams in Florida, with known family histories that are traced through female matriarchs. You can choose a manatee like Lucille, a mother and grandmother who

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2020 Pew Marine Fellows Named

Eight scientists and conservationists from Australia, China, Japan, Indonesia, Kenya and the United States have been named the 2020 recipients of the Pew fellowship in marine conservation. The program was created to provide grants to the world’s leading scientists and technical experts seeking solutions to the problems affecting the world’s oceans. These new fellows and their projects will develop the

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No More MPA Federal Advisory Committee

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As of September 30, 2019, the U.S. Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Federal Advisory Committee has been discontinued. The committee was set up to advise NOAA and the Department of the Interior on ways to strengthen the nation’s system of MPAs (see Committee charter). It included representatives of diverse stakeholder groups, including scientists, academia, commercial fishermen, anglers, divers, state and tribal

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