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USCG is Testing Eco-Friendly Moorings for Navigational Buoys

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) uses navigational buoys to direct water traffic and to protect vulnerable benthic ecosystems such as seagrass communities and coral reefs in U.S. waters. However, most buoys are currently attached to the seafloor by concrete anchors, also called sinkers, and heavy metal chains that can have just as significant an impact on marine life themselves.

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How US Coastal Communities Are Building Climate Resilience

According to the Third National Climate Assessment, nearly 5 million people in the coastal U.S. live within 4 ft. of their local high-tide level, and global sea levels are predicted to rise by up to 6.6 ft. by 2100 compared to 1992 measurements. Extreme weather events such as hurricanes, which bring with them flooding, are increasing in frequency and causing

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Florida Manatee Bowl Winners Will Go on to National Ocean Science Bowl

The Florida Manatee Bowl will be held this Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18, at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI). Teams of local high school students will gather in Fort Pierce, Florida, for the annual regional competition that tests teams through quick-answer buzzer questions. The winners earn a spot in the National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB). HBOI co-hosts

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