News Archive

2019

October

Underwater view of damaged and dead corals.
An angler on a boat on the Cape Fear River at sunset.

September

A view from a ridge above the St. Lawrence River in Robert Moses State Park

August

Silhouette of a common loon swimming on the surface of a river as the sun sets. Photo: Joseph Sands, USFWS.
Living and damaged coral, showing impact of the ship grounding.
Aerial view of Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge where NOAA will lead restoration of marsh habitat.

July

Water runs through a culvert under a road, but it's too high for fish to pass through and needs to be replaced.
The barge Salvation, the KP-2 deck barge, and two tugs tied up at Samson’s dock. The Alaskan Salvor located inside the containment boom around the tug Powhatan. (Photo provided by Samson Tug & Barge; June 4, 2017)

June

Two fishing reels with sky in the background
Aerial view of Boggy Point, and Bird and Robinson Islands in Perdido Bay, Alabama.

May

Responder in gloves holds sea turtle covered in oil during Deepwater Horizon oil spill (NOAA).
A loggerhead turtle swimming by divers in the Gulf of Mexico.
View of a calm river with green plants on banks.

March

Cleanup worker on beach with hands covered in oil. Image credit: Alaska Public Archives
A pair of common loons on the water's surface, facing each other.
Shoreline and berm at Atlantic wood industries site (EPA).
An aerial view of forest and estuary land on the Mississippi coast.

February

A hydrographic survey launch from the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson in New York Harbor. Image credit:NOAA

2018

November

Proposed site for hydrologic and habitat restoration on Long Branch Creek in Charleston, South Carolina
An aerial view of a meandering marsh channel at McKinney Wildlife Refuge. Credit USFWS
red salmon swimming in river.
Dark oil photographed during a Coast Guard overflight on May 12, 2016.
Two excavators hammer away at the Bloede Dam on a river shortly after its breach. Credit: Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Brown mink standing on rock next to stream surrounded by plants.

October

Two excavator machines work on building a shoreline project. A barge holding materials is in the water offshore.

August

Marsh at the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas Coast.

July

A boat navigates the Lower Duwamish River with industrial development on both sides of the river's banks.
Dark oil photographed during a Coast Guard overflight on May 12, 2016.

June

Sarah Allen assesses injuries to natural resources from her post in Alaska.

May

Measuring a young Chinook salmon, part of the ongoing natural resources damage assessment at the Portland Harbor site. (NOAA photo)
Kelp forests like this one of of Catalina Island provide shelter and food for fish and invertebrate species.
A diver with a camera takes video and photos in a coral nursery.
The settlements include projects that protect 324 acres of unique habitat and improve public recreational access to natural resources. (NOAA photo)

April

Aerial photo of the Mississippi coast with a living shoreline project that includes natural and artificial breakwater material and marsh creation to reduce shoreline erosion.

March

Deepwater Horizon Trustee staff in boats and on marsh shorelines look at oil on the water's surface.

February

Caption: (l - r) Rebecca Hoff, Jason Lehto, Laurel Jennings, Debra Salstrom, Tom Elliott, and Dr. David Pyke (NOAA Photo)
Participants celebrate the re-opening of Jeff Friend Trail at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Gulf Shores, Alabama (photo U.S. Dept. of Interior)
(l - r ) Megan Callahan Grant, Restoration Center, NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation (Portland), Bill Duggan, Robinwood Riverie Homeowners Association, Nicole LeBoeuf, NOAA National Ocean Service,  Gary Howard, Columbia Restoration Group, and Bobby Proutt, Falling Springs. NOAA photo.
(l - r) RDML Tim Gallaudet, assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and acting under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere; Kurt Nelson, fish and water resources scientist, the Tulalip Tribes; Rebecca Hoff, NOAA environmental scientist and regional resource coordinator; Jennifer Steger, NOAA Restoration Center, regional supervisor. NOAA photo.

January

As part of the proposed restoration for St. Louis River Interlake, non-native cattail, seen here, will be removed and replaced with native emergent wetland species such as the culturally important wild rice.
Marshes were one of many critical habitats for fish and birds affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.
High grass along the banks of a creek at the 68th Street superfund site.

2017

December

Amsterdam Dunes, a rare Great Lakes coastal dune and swale habitat, will be preserved as part of the proposed settlement.

November

Eelgrass along the bottom provides foraging areas and shelter for fish. NOAA photo by Adam Obaza.
This photo was taken during an overflight near Richmond Bridge. A sheen with brown oil in the convergence was visible. Photo credit NOAA.
Beach Watch surveyors. Image credit: Jan Roletto/ GFNM
This photo is from a press conference at Fort Mason following the Cosco Busan oil spill. Fort Mason was the Incident Command Post during the oil spill response.

October

Pulverized corals cloud the water around grounded cargo ship VogeTrader

September

July

June

As part of the proposed restoration non-native cattail, seen here, will be removed and replaced with native emergent wetland species such as the culturally important wild rice.
Boat under bridge across Portland Harbor

May

The manual describes how to count recreational users via ground personnel and/or aerial photography methods.  May 12, 2012, aerial photo used to measure beach goers for the Deepwater Horizon natural resources damage assessment.
Front row left to right: Lisa Rosman (NOAA), John Jengo (STANTEC), Fran Dunwell (NYSDEC), Cathy Marion (USFWS), Melissa Foster (USFWS); Back row left to right: Rob Pirani (NY/NJ HEP), Reyhan Mehran (NOAA), David Bean (NJDEP), Carl Alderson (NOAA), Mark Walters (NJDEP)
Restoration plans for the Raritan River will improve fish passage. These plans are related to the American Cyanamid hazardous waste site.

April

NOAA scientists used data from satellites, aircraft, ships, buoys, and gliders to deliver critical information for the emergency response.
loggerhead turtle
Dr. Michel Gielazyn (left) with Raghu Chatrathi (middle) Director of Environmental Remediation, Engineering and Advance Technologies (CSX/ALI), and Michael Taylor, EPA Region 4 Remedial Project Manager (right). Restored marsh is in the background.

March

 Reef near Catalina Island.

February

Juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle oiled in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. (Photo: Blair Witherington, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

January

Tug boats assist in the response to Bouchard Barge No. 120.
Port Stewart being assisted by tug boats in Puerto Rico after grounding in 2009. (Photo: USCG)
restoration at Chalk Point case site