Tag: Economy

Natural History / Natural History - 5 years ago

What is shoreline armoring?

Shoreline armoring along Wells Beach, Maine. Coastal managers and property owners often attempt to stabilize coastal land and protect residential and commercial infrastructure along the coast by building shoreline armoring structures to hold back...

Natural History / Natural History - 6 years ago

What is the law of the sea?

NOAA's nautical charts provide the baseline that marks the inner limit of the territorial sea and the outer limit of internal waters. This determines where U.S. territorial waters begin for purposes of international law. Notable in the develop...

Natural History / Natural History - 6 years ago

What is ghostfishing?

Atlantic croaker trapped within a derelict or "ghost" crab pot pulled from the York River in Virginia. Derelict fishing gear, sometimes referred to as "ghost gear," is any discarded, lost, or abandoned, fishing gear in the marine environment....

Natural History / Natural History - 7 years ago

What is air gap?

By a margin of 2.1 feet, the USS New York clears the Huey P. Long Bridge on June 27, 2009. | Download Air gap measurements are updated every six minutes to account for changes in water level and bridge height, due to bridge traffic, air temp...

Natural History / Natural History - 7 years ago

What is the EEZ?

This NOAA map shows the U.S. exclusive economic zone. The U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) extends no more than 200 nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline and is adjacent to the 12 nautical mile territorial sea of the U.S., includi...

Natural History / Natural History - 8 years ago

What is federal consistency?

Federal consistency ensures that our beautiful coasts are not threatened by government projects that could potentially harm the environment. The Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), passed in 1972 and administered by the Office for Coastal Mana...

Natural History / Natural History - 8 years ago

What is maritime heritage?

The study of maritime heritage resources may include photo-documentation and archaeological site plans. Maritime heritage includes not only physical resources such as historic shipwrecks and prehistoric archaeological sites, but also archival...