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  • A Photographic Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

    Oct 1: A NOAA Fisheries expedition maps deep-water corals in the Bering Sea to ensure that healthy ecosystems and large-scale fisheries continue to co-exist.

  • NOAA Lists 20 New Corals Under ESA

    Aug 25: NOAA Lists 20 New Corals as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Sustainable Fishing and the Bering Sea Canyons

    Jun 5: Should the Bering Sea canyons be closed to fishing to protect sensitive habitats? Here are a few frequently asked questions about the science and the decision-making.

  • The Mysterious World of Deep-water Corals

    Apr 23: NOAA Fisheries zoologist and deep-water corals expert Martha Nizinski explores the little-known ecosystems of the continental shelf.

  • New Deep-Sea Coral Report Released

    Apr 23: NOAA Fisheries announces the release of the 2014 Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program Report to Congress, featuring the exciting discovery of deep-sea coral habitats and progress made in our regional research.

  • 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?

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