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The Interior Department is one of our Nation’s principal stewards for our Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes resources. Interior recognizes the vital connection between the health of our Nation’s natural resources and human health and economy. 

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Coastal Change

Science Brings Clarity to Shifting Shores

WED, JULY 16, 2014, 02:49 PM EST

A new online tool that interactively serves up past, present and future coastal hazards can help communities improve their resilience. Read More (usgs.gov) >


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Loss of Coastal Wetlands Continues

FRI, JUNE 6, 2014, 03:08 PM EST

New report shares status and trends for coastal wetlands. Read More (fws.gov) >


Nutrient Concentrations Affecting the Gulf of Mexico

Nutrient Concentrations Affecting the Gulf of Mexico

FRI, JUNE 6, 2014, 03:06 PM EST

USGS is tracking nutrient concentrations in America’s estuaries. Read More (usgs.gov) >


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SCUBA Diving Research Internship at NPS

FRI, JUNE 6, 2014, 03:02 PM EST

Research Interns Learn About Managing Submerged Resources. Read More (usgs.gov) >


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Endangered Species Act Turns 40

FRI, JUNE 6, 2014, 02:59 PM EST

Important Law for Protecting Endangered Marine Species. Read More (fws.gov) >