Category Archives: Coral

A New Ridge-to-Reef Study of the St. Croix East End Marine Park Supports Local Watershed Management Actions

By Alicia Clarke, CSS-Dynamac contractor to NCCOS National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) researchers and managers from the St. Croix East End Marine Park recently teamed to characterize and assess the status of the park’s marine environment, as well … Continue reading

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Scientists Look at 10 Years of Data to Describe Aspects of St. John’s Coral Reefs and Fish Populations

  The coral reef ecosystems of St. John, U.S. Virgin islands play an important cultural and economic role for the region, so it was with great concern that both scientists and residents of St. John began noticing a decline in … Continue reading

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Research Cruise Investigates Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico

by Kimberly Puglise, Program Manager Regional Ecosystems Research Branch, Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Visit the Ocean Explorer Website for further information on the project, its use by the National Marine Sanctuaries Program, information on … Continue reading

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NCCOS Acknowledged for Development of Innovative Mapping Tool

NCCOS Receives Award for Excellence in GIS By Ken Buja, NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science were honored this year with the Esri Special Achievement in GIS award. This award, presented at the 2013 Esri International User Conference … Continue reading

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NOAA Completes Ship-based mapping of the Northeast Reserve, Puerto Rico

By Tim Battista Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science A team of scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and partner organizations just returned from a three and a half week … Continue reading

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PARTNERSHIPS: Mapping Puerto Rico’s Marine Resources: An Interview with John Christensen, Director of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

In an effort to give our readers a sense of why coral research in the Caribbean is so important, NOAA Ocean Science Blogger sat down with NOAA’s John Christensen, Program Director of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, to discuss … Continue reading

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Vol. 2, Issue 1 – NOAA in the Caribbean Newsletter: Connecting NOAA and Partners across the Caribbean

By Simon Pittman Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Forecasting hurricanes, mapping coral reefs, monitoring climate change, operating tsunami warning systems, managing fisheries and producing navigation charts are just a few of the NOAA … Continue reading

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PARTNERSHIPS: The Growth of Collaborative Research at a Regional Level Series, Part 3: Interview with Sean Morton, Sanctuary Superintendent

Part 3 of a three-part series on the Tortugas Ecological Reserve, NOAA Ocean Science Blogger is pleased to sit down with Mr. Sean Morton, Superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) of NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.  As Superintendent, … Continue reading

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PARTNERSHIPS: The Growth of Collaborative Research at a Regional Level Series, Part 2: Socioeconomics Focus with Dr. Bob Leeworthy

In an effort to show illustrate the role of economics in coastal and ocean resource conservation and management decision-making, NOAA Ocean Science Blogger sat down with Dr. Vernon (Bob) Leeworthy to talk about a study he conducted before and after … Continue reading

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PARTNERSHIPS: The Growth of Collaborative Research at a Regional Level Series, Part 1: Overview with Dr. Chris Jeffrey

In an effort to give readers a sense of how research changes over time, building on historical approaches, informing future study directions, NOAA Ocean Science Blogger sat down with NOAA’s Dr. Chris Jeffrey of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean … Continue reading

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