Habitat Restoration


Living and damaged coral, showing impact of the ship grounding.

$4.5M for Primary Restoration at T/V Margara Ship Grounding Site in Puerto Rico

In July 2019 NOAA received $4,403,590.98 from the National Pollution Funds Center to provide primary restoration for injuries to natural resources from the T/V Margara ship grounding in 2006. The oil tanker ran aground on a shallow coral reef close to Bahia de Talloboa in Puerto Rico, and was successfully removed a day later.