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Assessing Biogeography, Conditions, and Marine Protected Area Efficacy in the Dry Tortugas

In 2001, state and federal agencies established the Tortugas Ecological Reserve to protect extensive unspoiled shallow-water coral reefs that support a wide variety of marine ...

Assessing Community Vulnerability to Flood Hazard in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coral Bay, St. John, USVI, after Hurricane Irma, September 25, 2017. Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles Brock/FOUO (via FEMA Historic Disasters). Communities in ...

Assessing Community Vulnerability to Flood Hazards in the Baltimore, Maryland, Metro Area

High tide flooding in the inner harbor area of Baltimore, Maryland, December, 12, 2023. Credit: Coastal communities in the United States are forced to ...

Assessing Land Based Sources of Pollution in Tinian, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

Coral reefs are diverse, productive, and economically valuable ecosystem, but are threatened by a variety of stressors in including land based sources of pollution, such ...

Assessing Ocean Acidification as a Driver for Enhanced Metals Uptake by Blue Mussels

Ocean acidification, resulting from changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, will impact how a variety of chemicals, including metals, behave in the environment. This could ...

Assessing Social Values Relative to Offshore Wind Energy Areas in North & South Carolina

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM’s) Office of Renewable Energy Programs oversees development of offshore renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) ...


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