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  • NOAA Announces Two New Habitat Focus Areas

    Feb 4: NOAA has chosen two sites in the Pacific Islands—Guam and West Hawaii—as the next Habitat Focus Areas under NOAA’s Habitat Blueprint.

  • A Changing Climate for Endangered Species

    Dec 4: Scientists are working to ensure that the Endangered Species Act remains effective in the face of a changing climate. A special section in the latest issue of Conservation Biology highlights their progress.

  • Endangered Species Act Turns 40

    Nov 22: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. Species diversity and ecosystem health are part of the natural legacy we leave for future generations, and the Act helps protect this legacy.

  • New Report Summarizes Climate Change Impacts

    Aug 27: According to the 2013 National Climate Assessment, the nation’s valuable ocean ecosystems and marine resources are already being impacted by a changing climate.

  • Public Comment Extended to List 66 Coral Species

    Feb 25: The public comment period is extended for NOAA's proposed listing of 66 reef-building coral species under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Coral "Hotspots" Discovered Off Northeast Coast

    Oct 1: NOAA researchers explored deepwater canyons off the northeastern U.S. in search of deep-sea corals and sponges and found coral “hotspots” that likely serve as important habitat for a variety of fish species and other marine life.

  • Three Ways You Are Connected to Deep-Sea Coral

    July 16: In what ways are you connected to deep-sea corals? Why should you care about protecting them?

  • NOAA Invites Comment on Coral Reports

    April 13: NOAA announces the availability of several coral documents for public review and comment in response to a petition to list 83 species of coral under the Endangered Species Act. Photo Credit: Arkive, Franco Banfi

  • 2012 Deep Sea Coral Report Released

    Feb 24: NOAA releases 2012 Deep Sea Coral Report to Congress, highlighting the program's exciting discovery of deep-sea coral habitats which revealed new, currently unprotected deep-sea coral communities off the eastern and southern coasts of Florida.

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