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NOAA researchers and partners find new record-sized coral colony in American Samoa

16 hours 44 min ago
NOAA-funded researchers have identified a new record size coral colony at Ta’u Island in American Samoa, even larger than the island’s Big Momma colony, one of the largest in the world.

NOAA finalizes strategy to enhance growth of American Blue Economy

Tue, 2021-01-19 00:00
NOAA today released its Blue Economy Strategic Plan for 2021-2025, laying out a roadmap for new ways to advance America’s Blue Economy and enhance a global ocean economyoffsite link expected to double in value to $3 trillion over the next decade.   

NOAA expands Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico

Tue, 2021-01-19 00:00
NOAA is expanding Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary from approximately 56 square miles to approximately 160 square miles to protect additional important Gulf of Mexico habitat. The move builds upon the sanctuary’s rich 30-year history of scientific studies and public review of the preservation of this special place.