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Articles from August 1, 2014

Posted: August 1, 2014
Diver, underwater, near a derelict crab pot.

The NOAA Marine Debris Program funded two research projects with recently published papers to better understand the regional derelict trap issue in the Southeast. The projects focused on derelict lobster traps in the Florida Keys and derelict fish traps in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Posted: August 1, 2014
Outdoor sign advertising Quinault seafood.

The Northwest Scientific Support Coordinator met with tribal representatives from the Quinault, Makah, Hoh, Shoalwater Bay, and Quileute tribes the week of July 28 discuss the update to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps for the outer Washington and Oregon coastlines.

Posted: August 1, 2014
Sand dunes and dunes grass.

Emory Wellman, OR&R’s Constituent and Legislative Affairs intern, presented her research into storm protection and its incorporation in Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDAs).

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