The Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (CBBEP) has just wrapped up the final phase of the Nueces Bay Marsh Restoration Project that included a very successful volunteer effort! In one year 240 volunteers contributed 720 hours, and planted 10,000 Spartina plugs on over 4 acres of […]
Santa Monica beaches are some of the most recognizable and popular beaches in the world and draw over 17,000,000 beach goers per year. Although sandy beaches traditionally have been, and continue to be managed primarily as recreation areas, they are also an important natural habitat. The Bay […]
Coastal ocean acidification threatens shellfish all over the country, and NEPs are playing a key role in understanding this problem and combating pollution that worsens it in our Estuaries of National Significance. Recently, the acidification work of MassBays National Estuary Program was featured on Boston Public Radio.
Ocean acidification is not just an […]
PORT FOURCHON, LA – On April 21, 2017, sixteen employees from Shell Oil Company joined the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program to take part in a wetlands planting project on the Port Fourchon ridge and marsh north of Port Fourchon. The goal of the project is to create sustainable ridge and […]
Freshwater inflows into the Nueces River Delta had virtually been eliminated by a combination of channelization and reservoirs, resulting in water quality problems, species decline, and loss of productivity in the Nueces estuary. In order to protect and manage these inflows, the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (CBBEP) began […]
Species supporting valuable Atlantic coast fisheries depend upon the nursery provided by the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system. Much of this important habitat exists as vast expanses of underwater meadows known as submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). North Carolina has more SAV acreage than any other Atlantic coast state except Florida, 99% of […]