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Dear UN Atlas member,

Recently added information on the site shows a continued support to those who were impacted by both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf of Mexico, United States of America. Hurricanes can play havoc with the sea bottom. There is much to be done to remap port shipping lanes and determine where debris lies so that safe, efficient port activity can be restored as soon as possible. Other essential work includes clearing the fishing grounds of debris; removal of vessels in the marsh; and oyster-bed restoration.

This month we have added a new topic on the Beaufort Sea Large Marine Ecosystem, situated in the Arctic off the coast of Canada and northern Alaska (United States). This LME requires closer monitoring of both impacts due to climate change and of current natural resource (oil and gas) exploration.

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The UN Atlas of the Oceans Editors

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