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Job Opportunity – Communications and Engagement Position Supporting the NOAA RESTORE Science Program

Through an existing services contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, CSS is hiring a communications and engagement specialist to support the NOAA RESTORE Science Program. This new position will help the Science Program stay connected and communicate with resource managers, researchers, and other stakeholders in the Gulf of Mexico region.  This position has … Continue reading

Partly cloudy with a chance of migrating birds

Did you know the same data used to create weather forecasts can also be used for migratory bird conservation? Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Southern Mississippi, University of Delaware, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with support for the NOAA RESTORE Science Program are pairing weather radar data with one … Continue reading

NOAA RESTORE Science Program Releases 2013 – 2018 Program Report

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program announces the release of its first program report that covers from the start of the program in 2013 through 2018. The report, Science to Action, provides an overview of the projects the Science Program has supported, touches on our science and application accomplishments, and looks forward to what’s to come. … Continue reading

The Secret Life of Deepwater Corals in the Gulf of Mexico

Researchers, through a project funded by the NOAA Restore Science Program, are exploring the connections between different coral communities that live in deepwater and low light (mesophotic) habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. These researchers are looking at the genes in four coral species to find out the family relationship between corals of the same … Continue reading

New Research Informs Management of Rare Gulf of Mexico Whale

Update: The Bryde’s whale was designated as an endangered species in 2019 and determined to be genetically distinct from the Bryde’s whale in 2021. It is now named the Rice’s whale. With the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whale designated as an endangered species in April 2019, it is more important than ever to learn about … Continue reading

Expanded Observing System in Mobile Bay Reaches Over 7000 Users

Heading Out? You’ll see a new sign at the mouth of Mobile Bay connecting boaters and other visitors to (now known as ARCOS, The user-friendly, web-based portal serves observations updated every 30 minutes from the Alabama Real-time Coastal Observing System (ARCOS), and is a valuable source of real-time weather and water conditions for … Continue reading

NOAA and Partners Study Link Between Nutrients, Food Availability, and the Survival of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Larvae

  During the 2017 research survey aboard NOAA Research Vessel the Nancy Foster, researchers continued their study of the distribution and abundance of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna and other tuna larvae in the Gulf of Mexico. This project’s ship time also supported the RESTORE Science program, focusing on the impacts of nitrogen in the Gulf of … Continue reading

New Data Portal Available for Fish Spawning Aggregations in the Gulf of Mexico

A project funded by the NOAA RESTORE Science Program has recently published an online data portal containing information about fish spawning aggregations in the Gulf of Mexico. The two-year project was led by a diverse group of experts from NOAA, University of Texas at Austin, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc., Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean … Continue reading