Congratulatory Letter from President Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton congratulates NOAA on the 10th anniversary of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve.

NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

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Housewives of New Jersey, Take Note: This Jersey Girl Has Power and Purpose

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January 3, 2011: She describes herself as an ordinary mother of two, but there’s nothing ordinary about Margo Pellegrino, the spirited New Jerseyite who has paddled the East Coast, Gulf Coast and in 2010, the West Coast of the U.S. to help elevate awareness about the oceans. She’s an inspiration, with lessons for the “Housewives of New Jersey” and “Snookie.”

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Following the Flush From Land to Sea in Hawai’i

When you hear “pipeline” in Hawai’i, the first thing you think of is that quintessential North Shore surf break – a heaving wall of tropical blue water arcing towards shore. Recent research, however, is showing that there’s another, far less appealing but far more direct association brewing between pipelines and coastal waters. Sewage is a big problem here, and while some seaweeds flourish with the extra nutrients, people and corals are getting sick.

Though the battle rages on in Maui, this is an issue all the Hawaii islands, and many other states face as well. You can find out more about how to help reduce the use of injection wells in Hawaii here.

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Change.org’s Environment Blog: Oceans

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NOAA and Partners Assist Entangled Right Whale off East Coast of Florida

A team of state and federal biologists assisted a severely entangled North Atlantic right whale off the coast of Daytona, Fla., on Dec. 30, 2010. The team successfully removed more than 150 feet of ropes wrapped around the whale’s head and fins, and cut portions of entangling ropes that remain on the animal.
NOAA News Releases

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Report Challenges Offshore Drilling Plans in Arctic

Opening the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil development, where several energy companies are pressing to drill, poses risks of devastating spills complicated by harsh weather and months of winter darkness, a new report said.

SeaWeb – Ocean News

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