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Oil Spills


Tidal habitat on Cuttyhunk Island in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.

Bouchard B-120 Trustees Approve Acquisition and Protection of Hundreds of Acres on Cuttyhunk Island Massachusetts

Oil splashes atop a small ocean wave.

30 Years of the Oil Pollution Act: How it Helps NOAA Prepare For and Recover From Spills

The project includes distributing fish descender devices to recreational anglers and teaching best practices on their use.

NOAA and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Partner to Restore Recreational Fish

Healthy kelp forest habitat after restoration in California.

Three Partner-Driven Projects Restoring Polluted California Habitats

Heavy machinery excavates near where the Delaware River converges with the Cooper River

$700,000 Approved to Support New Jersey Habitat Restoration and Public Access Project

A Brown Pelican lands on the restored Queen Bess Island.

Rescued from Deepwater Horizon, a Resilient Native Returns to Queen Bess Island

Cuttyhunk Island coastal habitat.

Draft Proposal For Massachusetts Land Acquisition Will Protect Hundreds of Acres of Habitat: Comment Now

Aerial view of the Cramer Hill Park habitat and recreation restoration site. Photo: State of New Jersey

Draft Amendment to the Presidente Rivera 1996 Restoration Plan Released for Public Comment

Atlantic salmon parr in the Machias River, Maine.

Fish Passage Projects Approved to Restore Habitat After Oil Spills in Maine

Large group of sea lions on the shore.

New Story Map Highlights How NOAA Scientists are Preparing to Assess Marine Mammals During Oil Spills

Gag groupers are a species targeted for restoration in the recreational fisheries barotrauma reduction project.

$226 Million in Projects Approved in Gulf Open Ocean Restoration Plan

An angler casts from a boat on the Brandywine River, near a proposed boat ramp project in Wilmington, Delaware.

Athos Oil Spill Trustees Seek Comments on Proposed Delaware Boat Ramp Project Replacement

Silhouette of a common loon swimming on the surface of a river as the sun sets. Photo: Joseph Sands, USFWS.

Out For Public Input: Draft Plan to Restore Birds Killed, Injured by 2003 Oil Spill

Water runs through a culvert under a road, but it's too high for fish to pass through and needs to be replaced.

Comments Sought on Maine Gulf-Chevron Draft Restoration Plan, Proposed Fish Passage Projects

Two fishing reels with sky in the background

Comments Welcomed on Cooper River/M/V Everreach Draft Restoration Plan for Recreational Uses

Aerial view of Boggy Point, and Bird and Robinson Islands in Perdido Bay, Alabama.

Two Partners Recommended for Funding to Restore Habitat From Oil and Hazardous Waste Spills

Responder in gloves holds sea turtle covered in oil during Deepwater Horizon oil spill (NOAA).

Story Map: Oil Spill Response and Assessment Guidelines for Sea Turtles

A loggerhead turtle swimming by divers in the Gulf of Mexico.

Comments Welcomed on Deepwater Horizon Open Ocean Draft Restoration Plan

Cleanup worker on beach with hands covered in oil. Image credit: Alaska Public Archives

Story Map: The Spills Behind the Oil Pollution Act

A pair of common loons on the water's surface, facing each other.

Deepwater Horizon Open Ocean Restoration Plan 1 Finalized

An aerial view of forest and estuary land on the Mississippi coast.

Mississippi Acquires Land in Grand Bay with Deepwater Horizon Settlement Funds

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

NOAA Announces Latest Partnership to Restore Habitats Damaged by Oil and Hazardous Waste