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Assessing the Ecological Function of Shipwrecks, A...

Increased calls for enhancing ocean habitats through artificial reefs and proposals for increasing offshore energy development require science to understand the impact and habitat value of these artificial structures on ...

Evaluating Nature-Based Solution Performance

We are evaluating the performance of three types of nature-based solutions: oyster reefs, coral reefs, and wetlands created from dredged sediments. We will examine project sites five or more years ...

Evidence on the Use of Built Structures for Coral ...

Amidst global declines in coral reefs, restoration practitioners and managers are increasingly considering incorporating built structures in restoration. However, information on how built structures have been used in coral restoration ...

Synthesizing Evidence on the Performance of Nature...

We are summarizing existing information on how actions working with nature to meet society’s and nature’s needs, called nature-based solutions (NBS), help boost coastal resilience. We aim to collate global ...

Untangling How Canopy Kelp Contributes to Coastal ...

Kelp forests can support local communities in a variety of ways, including wave attenuation, food production, and erosion reduction. Yet, these submerged plants are not widely regarded as providing coastal ...

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First Calculation of Artificial Reef Area in U.S. ...

Understanding the ecological value of artificial reefs will help inform sustainable use of these structures for ocean wildlife and human activities. Credit: J. McCord, CSI. A new peer-reviewed publication in ...

Scientists Study Shipwrecks to Understand Underwat...

Figure 1. Scientists study shipwreck sites to better understand ecological processes like succession, zonation, connectivity, energy flow, disturbance, and degradation. In the future, shipwrecks may provide opportunities to establish a ...

New Research Explores Risk of Ciguatera Fish Poiso...

Epiphytic microalgae (an algae that grows on other organisms) are important contributors to carbon and nutrient cycles, yet are often overlooked during ecological surveys. In reef habitats, epiphytes are often ...

Design, Distribution of Artificial Reef Structures...

NCCOS scientists and their partners found that artificial reef structures with greater horizontal area and vertical relief host more fish than smaller, shorter structures. Also, spatially isolated reef structures tend ...

Study Calculates Area Covered by Natural vs Artifi...

Figure 1: Underwater images of artificial reefs (A, B) and natural reefs (C, D) on the southeast US continental shelf. (A) Artificial reef created by a ship. (B) Artificial reef ...

Artificial Reef Design and Siting in US Missing Ec...

NCCOS scientists and their partners have outlined a way to make ecological criteria part of the artificial reef planning process in the United States. Planning processes for artificial reefs differ ...

Study Illuminates Patterns in Atlantic Deep-water ...

A recent study has revealed that isolated deep-water habitats with small spatial footprints, like shipwrecks, may host disproportionate abundances of deep-water groupers. Previous research has shown that rocky reefs, artificial ...

Study Demonstrates Benefits of Joint Archeological...

Figure 1. Location of shipwrecks U‐576 and SS Bluefields on North Carolina's continental shelf. Insert in lower right shows multibeam bathymetry of the two shipwrecks, where warmer colors indicate shallower ...

Research Suggests Predators Prefer Artificial over...

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and partners recently completed two research projects to better understand the relationship between artificial reefs and large predators, like sharks. The team's ...

Explore North Carolina’s Shipwrecks, Marine Life V...

UPDATE: February 24, 2021 The Living Shipwrecks 3D Website has been accepted to the 2021 Esri Federal GIS Conference Map Gallery. Voting for the People’s Choice Award is open now ...

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