Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a perennial threat to public health and coastal economies dependent on fishing and tourism. A new study has positioned the NERRS System-Wide Monitoring Program to support algal bloom research, management, and education through enhanced chlorophyll monitoring.
Can restoring oysters really clean up polluted waters? That’s the $1.5 billion dollar question that scientists and restoration practitioners around the country want to answer.
For a community hit by a hurricane, recovery can be a long, traumatic process that begins with understanding the storm’s impacts, which helps communities to become more resilient in the future.
The GTM Reserve protects the line between the mangroves to the south and the salt marshes to the north. As the climate warms and sea levels rise, that line is shifting.
National Estuarine Research Reserves are a positive influence on local economies, according to a new study which calculated the direct and indirect economic contribution of Reserves in Florida, Oregon, and New Hampshire.
Research at Florida’s Guana Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) Reserve is bringing living and built structures together to stabilize shorelines and help protect and sustain economically important habitats—as well as the communities that rely on them.