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$1.5 Million Grant to Establish Coral Gene Bank, Study Coral Diseases

Mote Marine Laboratory has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to seed 130 acres of Florida reefs with resilient varieties that can better withstand disease and climate change. Mote’s grant is one of 35 grants totaling $28.9 million awarded by the Coastal Resilience Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA, with support from Shell Oil and TransRe. Funds were

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Submersible Vehicles Collect Data on Atlantic “Blue Hole” Marine Sink

TDI-Brooks International is deploying RV Brooks McCall to Belize to join the Blue Hole Expedition. The vessel will provide the logistical support, hosting and launching of Aquatica’s manned submersible submarines along with providing accommodations for all crew and guests during the two-week expedition. The submersibles for the expedition include   Aquatica Submarines’ STINGRAY 500 and the Roatan Institute of Deepsea Exploration’s IDABEL. Situated in the center

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USCG Cutter Returns Home after Four Months in the Arctic

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Healy has returned to their home port in Seattle following a four-month deployment in the Arctic. In addition to providing presence and access in the Arctic during the 129-day summer deployment, the Healy crew completed three research missions in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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NOAA Launches New System for Reporting Nautical Chart Errors

On Nov. 16, 2018, NOAA released ASSIST, a new system for submitting questions and reporting nautical chart errors to NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey. ASSIST has a mobile-friendly design and improved user interface that allows customers to access the system conveniently from any device. This new tool replaces Coast Survey’s Inquiry and Discrepancy Management System (IDMS), a database that collected

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Fish and Wildlife Foundation Awards More than $280 Million to Gulf States

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the sixth round of grants from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF), including 21 new projects in the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas totaling more than $280 million. Developed in consultation with state and federal resource agencies, the projects are designed to remedy harm and reduce the risk of future harm

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