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2014 Report on the Occurrence and Health Effects of Anthropogenic Debris Ingested by Marine Organisms.

Type
Book

Author
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program.

URL
http://ift.tt/1AoTu9r

Place
Silver Spring, MD.

Date
2014

Abstract
This report reviews the state of the science regarding the
occurrence and known health effects of marine debris. A broadlevel
synthesis is provided. The presence and accumulation of
ingestible anthropogenic debris in the marine environment,
records of ingestion for a wide range of organisms, as well as
observed and postulated health effects from field and laboratory
studies are discussed. Knowledge gaps in the literature are
identified, and suggestions for how they may be addressed are
provided.

# of Pages
19

February 11, 2015 at 04:04PM

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2014 Report on the Entanglement of Marine Species in Marine Debris with an Emphasis on Species in the United States

Type
Book

Author
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program

URL
http://ift.tt/1AoTtSQ

Place
Silver Spring, MD

Date
2014

Abstract
Entanglement of marine species in marine debris is a global
problem affecting at least 200 species. Based on the literature
reviewed in the United States alone, at least 115 species of
marine mammals, sea turtles, sea birds, fish, and invertebrates are
affected. This review of the literature focused primarily on marine
debris entanglement specific to the U.S., incorporating over 170
reports dating as far back as 1928.

# of Pages
28

February 11, 2015 at 03:59PM

State of the reserve: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, 2000-2005

Type
Book

Author
United States

Author
Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.

URL
http://ift.tt/1z9jG3y

Place
Silver Spring, Md.

Publisher
NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Ocean Service

Date
2006

Library Catalog
OCLC WorldCat FirstSearch

Language
English

Abstract
“This report provides a summary of progress made toward implementation of the Reserve Operations Plan (ROP) and the activities and accomplishments of NOAA’s Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve (reserve). It is a review of the management of the reserve under the National Marine Sanctuaries Amendments Act (P.L. 106-513) and Section 304(e) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1434(e)”–Home page.

Short Title
State of the reserve

February 11, 2015 at 03:47PM

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Maritime Heritage Research, Education, and Management Plan: Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

Type
Book

Author
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (Agency : U. S.)

URL
http://ift.tt/16VwLG5

Place
Honolulu, Hawaii

Publisher
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Date
2011

Language
English

Abstract
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National
Marine Sanctuaries headquarters performance measures and the Federal
Archaeology Program mandate the inventory and documentation of heritage
sites. PMNM’s management of maritime heritage resources began in 2002 with
its recognition as a component of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Reserve
Operations Plan. This Heritage Resource Management Plan describes past and
present maritime heritage research conducted to support the management of
PMNM and to develop a framework for the future.

Short Title
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

# of Pages
97

February 11, 2015 at 03:24PM

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Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument: natural resource science plan, 2011-2015

Type
Book

Author
Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (Agency : U. S.)

URL
http://ift.tt/16VwIdo

Place
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Publisher
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Date
2011

Library Catalog
OCLC WorldCat FirstSearch

Language
English

Abstract
The Monument’s management is underpinned by its vision “to forever protect and
perpetuate ecosystem health and diversity and Native Hawaiian cultural significance of
Papahānaumokuākea.” Formal responsibility for achieving this vision is shared by the State
of Hawai‘i, Department of Land and Natural Resources, (DLNR), the U.S. Department of the
Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and the U.S. Department of Commerce, National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), collectively named the Co-trustees.
The Papahānaumokuākea Natural Resources Science Plan (Science Plan) is the first of a
number of “step-down” plans called for in the Management Plan. The Science Plan aims to
facilitate the Management Plan’s goal for understanding and interpreting the NWHI, and to
provide the information required to support management actions, such as managing threats,
permitting activities, and evaluating the effectiveness of management efforts.

Short Title
Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

February 11, 2015 at 03:16PM

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Detecting Japan Tsunami Marine Debris at Sea: A Synthesis of Efforts and Lessons Learned

Type
Document

Author
NOAA Marine Debris Program

URL
http://ift.tt/1u0Cdg9

Publisher
NOAA Marine Debris Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce

Date
January 2015

Loc. in Archive
Technical Memorandum NOS-OR&R-51

Abstract
This report synthesizes actions and lessons learned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) and the overall marine debris community through efforts to detect marine debris caused by the tsunami
that struck Japan in March 2011. This tsunami inundated over 217 square miles of coastal Japan and washed an
estimated 5 million tons of debris out to sea as it receded. The Japanese government estimated that 70 percent of
that total sank immediately, leaving 1.5 million tons of Japan tsunami marine debris (JTMD) that broke up and
dispersed over the North Pacific in the months and years following the tsunami.

February 11, 2015 at 02:47PM

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Proceedings of the Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Summary Meeting / Albins, Kimberly, ; editor.

Type
Book

Author
Nir Barnea

Author
editor. Cialino, Keith,

Author
editor. Lippiatt, Sherry,

Author
editor. Parker, Dianna,

Author
Marine Debris Program (U. S.)

Author
sponsor,

URL
http://ift.tt/1KNzGxK

Series
NOAA technical memorandum NOS OR&R ;; 50; Variation: NOAA technical memorandum NOS-OR&R ;; 50.

Date
2014

Library Catalog
OCLC WorldCat FirstSearch

Language
English

Abstract
“The main focus of the May 2014 Japan Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD) Summary Meeting held in Seattle, Washington, was to derive lessons learned since 2011 and generate recommendations for responding to future tsunami events. This meeting’s 47 participants were assigned to three break-out groups: Response, Science, and Communication. Using preparatory materials received in advanced, each participant contributed to the respective break-out group discussion, which summaries of which follow”–Lessons learned and recommendations.

# of Pages
53

February 11, 2015 at 02:45PM

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Screening Level Risk Assessment Package Edmund Fitzgerald

Type
Document

Author
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

URL
http://ift.tt/1E1Syab

February 11, 2015 at 12:24PM

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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) ASCII Files

Type
Document

Author
Federal Highway Administration

URL
http://ift.tt/1il266r

Abstract
National Bridge Inventory is a point theme representing bridges in the United States. The NBI is a collection of information (database) covering the more than 600,000 bridges located on public roads, including Interstate Highways, U.S. highways, State and county roads, as well as publicly-accessible bridges on Federal lands. It presents a State by State summary analysis of the number, location, and general condition of highway bridges within each State. Although the inventory contains locational information, it’s accuracy is unverified, and in many cases the information is not provided or incorrect. Using information from the inventory, an attempt was made to conflate the bridges to a common reference network, TeleAtlas’s DynaMap for Transportation. Over 75% of the inventory was successfully conflated. the remaining bridges are included in this shapefile, but are located at longitude-latitude 0-0.

The files come out annually,

February 10, 2015 at 12:55PM

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2015 National Security Strategy

Type
Report

Author
President of the United States

URL
http://ift.tt/1KsfQcY

Rights
Public Domain

Date
February 2015

Institution
White House

Abstract
Today, the United States is stronger and better positioned to seize the opportunities of a still new century and safeguard our interests against the risks of an insecure world. The President’s new National Security Strategy provides a vision and strategy for advancing the nation’s interests, universal values, and a rules-based international order through strong and sustainable American leadership. The strategy sets out the principles and priorities that describe how America will lead the world toward greater peace and a new prosperity.

February 09, 2015 at 08:07AM

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