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National Marine Sanctuaries

How OR&R Protects National Marine Sanctuaries from Marine Pollution

Posted Sat, 05/19/2018 - 14:50

This weekend, NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary System is kicking off the beginning of the national “Get into Your Sanctuary” Initiative. The sanctuary system protects America’s most iconic natural and cultural marine resources — many of which are open to public recreation. This initiative is a system-wide public outreach effort to raise awareness about our nation’s marine sanctuaries through site events and other activities.

10 Years Later: Restoring Injured Natural Resources after Cosco Busan

Posted Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:31

This is the last in a week-long series of blogs in remembrance of the Cosco Busan oil spill that happened a decade ago on Nov. 7, 2007. This piece focuses on the continued restoration efforts funded by the $44.4 million settlement and takes a closer look at two species in particular — eelgrass and rockweed.

Sentinels of the Coast: Surveying the Beaches After Cosco Busan

Posted Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:18
By Mary Jane Schramm

This is the fourth in a week-long series of blogs in remembrance of the Cosco Busan oil spill that happened a decade ago on Nov. 7, 2007. Mary Jane Schramm shares the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s response efforts and the volunteer involvement that took place following the spill.

The Initial Call: Looking Back 10 Years to the Day of the Cosco Busan Oil Spill

Posted Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:47
By Jordan Stout

This is the second in a week-long series of blogs in remembrance of the Cosco Busan oil spill that happened a decade ago on Nov. 7, 2007. In his blog, Jordan Stout goes back to the morning of the spill and the days and months that followed.

Remembering Cosco Busan: An Overview of the 2007 Oil Spill

Posted Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:36
By Patrise Henkel

This is the first in a week-long series of blogs in remembrance of the Cosco Busan oil spill that happened 10 years ago on Nov. 7, 2007. In this blog, Patrise Henkel offers an overview of the spill, its impact on the San Francisco Bay and the outcome that followed.

Mallows Bay by Kayak: A Tour of Maryland’s Proposed National Marine Sanctuary, the First in Chesapeake Bay

Posted Thu, 08/18/2016 - 17:42

On the Maryland side of the Potomac River, just east of Washington D.C. and west of Chesapeake Bay, the largest shipwreck fleet in the Western Hemisphere sits partially sunken and decomposing. Following World War I, hundreds of U.S. vessels were sent to Mallows Bay to be scrapped—and to this day, the remains of dozens can still be seen in the shallow waters.