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Assessing Contamination in Faga’alu Bay, American Samoa

NCCOS, in collaboration with NOAA Coral Program partners, released a report assessing the pollution in Faga’alu Bay, American Samoa (a US Coral Reef Task Force priority watershed). Faga’alu is a focus area for significant interagency scientific assessment and management activities; NOAA’s field efforts were conducted simultaneously with USGS work in the watershed.  Surface sediment samples were […]

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Maps of Coral Reef Ecosystem Habitats Enhance Conservation Efforts

Since 2000, the National Ocean Service and its partners have mapped more than 3 million acres (12,100 km2) of shallow-water (0-30 meters) coral reef habitats spanning the Pacific, Atlantic and Caribbean. The results of this body of work are summarized in a new report released by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), National Summary […]

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NCCOS Scientist Recognized by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

A scientist from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Matt Kendall, was recognized by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) for his efforts in support of the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan Team. This project has required considerable cultural connections to native villages and sensitivity to cultural communication and decision-making. The Fagatele Bay NMS […]

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