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March 06, 2015  

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Coral Bleaching Hawaii

From Coral Bleaching to Signs of Recovery in Hawaii

Last fall, warmer-than-average ocean temperatures resulted in a serious coral bleaching event in Hawaii. Marine resource managers and scientists immediately took to the water to monitor and document the effects of this phenomenon on local coral reef communities.

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Coral Bleaching Florida

Scientists Document Impacts of Coral Bleaching on Florida’s Elkhorn Coral

Summer 2014 brought higher water temperatures to the Florida Keys, triggering a bleaching event that damaged or killed a third of elkhorn corals (Acropora palmata) at seven NOAA monitoring sites in the Upper Keys.

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NOAA Scientists Sound the Alarm on Coral Bleaching

NOAA scientists are warning that warm ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific and Indian Oceans could set the stage for major coral bleaching events across the globe in 2015.

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Coral Etiquette

Coral Etiquette 101 : Make sure you enjoy coral areas responsibly by taking a few simple actions during your time in the water and on land.

Corals and other marine habitats are a must-see if you live in or are vising one of the many places in the U.S. that are home to these magnificent underwater resources. However, corals and the marine life they support are often threatened or damaged by the same visitors who come to admire them.

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Fish Traps

Building a BetterFish Trap : Scientists and U.S. Virgin Islands fishers partner to improve fish trap design.
By Jennifer Schull and Ron Hill

At first glance, an imposing wall of fish traps doesn't look like a coral reef conservation success story, but a closer look at a new trap design suggests a win-win for coral reefs and the fishers who depend on reef resources for food and income.

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Puerto Rico is Home to NOAA’s Caribbean Habitat Blueprint Focus Area

Puerto Rico’s Northeast Reserves Marine Ecological Corridor and the Island of Culebra were recently named a NOAA Habitat Blueprint Focus Area. Habitat Focus Areas are places where NOAA, together with strong local partnerships, can increase the effectiveness of habitat conservation science and management efforts.

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Coral Reef Conservation 2014—A Year in Review

This year, the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program together with its many partners made some important strides forward in conserving the nation’s coral reefs and advancing the science needed to manage these valuable resources.

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Conservation through Education - Island Style

The Marine Outreach and Education U.S. Virgin Islands Style initiative is encouraging residents to participate in natural resource management and to play a more active role in conservation efforts.

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Parrot Fish Science to Support Marine Resource Management in Maui

New parrotfish and goatfish management rules in Maui seek to strike a balance between commercial fishing and conservation. Recent fishing rules signed by Hawaii’s governor highlight how important solid science is to effective ecosystem-based management practices. The rules cap the number of parrotfish and goatfish caught in Maui’s waters.

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Buoy stationed in FL Keys National Marine Sanctuary to measure CO2 Educational Program Spotlights Ocean Acidification

"Waterways " Episode Features the Science and Technology of Ocean Acidification Research. The Florida educational program Waterways explores ocean acidification and its impact on coral reefs with NOAA scientists

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NOAA Fisheries announces the release of the 2014 Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program Report to Congress.

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NOAA/SeaWeb Campaign Wins 'The Maui News' Award

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JASON Learning Linking Students & Coral

Connecting Students with NOAA Coral Reef Scientists

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ReefSmart Hawaii

NOAA Highlights Coral Reef Success Stories in Hawaii

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Coral Maps: 3 Million Acres

New report compiles maps of shallow water coral reef habitats of 10 coral regions

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New Coral Program Mobile Website

Get Coral Info Fast on Your Mobile Device

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NOAA Delivers 2010-2011 Report to Congress

Report highlights NOAA activities to implement National Coral Reef Action Strategy

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