It's a resource allocation issue. Article here.
From the Washington Post:
"Climate change and ocean research would suffer sharp cuts in the Trump budget proposal for the Commerce Department, which aims for a reduction of 16 percent, or $1.5 billion, much of that targeted at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration." Most affected would be coastal research programs. More here.
New research shows a strong link between global warming and the warm February that has led to an early bloom in many parts of the country. Take a look at the fascinating graphic in this article.