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Researchers Report Potential for a Moderate New England Red Tide in 2012 | National Ocean Service

In April, scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science-funded Prevention, Control, and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms research project in the Gulf of Maine issued an outlook for moderate regional algal blooms in 2012. The species is a microscopic alga, Alexandrium fundyense, which blooms in New England waters every year. This alga can […]

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Researchers Report Potential for a “Moderate” New England “Red Tide” in 2012 : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

New England is expected to experience a “moderate” regional “red tide” this spring and summer, report NOAA-funded scientists working in the Gulf of Maine to study the toxic algae that causes the bloom. The algae in the water pose no direct threat to human beings, however the toxins they produce can accumulate in filter-feeding organisms […]

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Algae Sensor for NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System’s Underwater Vehicles Nears Completion

An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV)-based HAB sensor currently under development is being targeted for integration within the rapidly emerging IOOS infrastructure. This sensor will provide data to forecasting models, enabling more accurate prediction of HABs and mitigation of their effects on humans, wildlife, and ecosystems. Transitioning HAB detection technology currently used on the stationary autonomous, […]

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New NOAA-funded research to provide early warning of red tide effects on Maine shellfish

Scientists at the University of Maine have been awarded $201,187 for the first year of an anticipated three-year $574,028 project to investigate methods that would provide early warning detection of toxic Alexandrium blooms, also known as red tides, in the Gulf of Maine. via New NOAA-funded research to provide early warning of red tide effects […]

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Alarming Seal Die-off Prompts Federal Response

Scientists are on the water off the New England coast this week gathering evidence to determine what caused an unusually large spike in Harbor seal deaths. The carcasses showed no signs of starvation, which kills many young Harbor seals this time of year once they’ve weaned. Theories abound in the media, but evidence suggests that the seals could […]

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NOAA funds grants to implement new technologies for harmful algal bloom monitoring and forecasting in the Gulf of Maine

NOAA research grants totaling $1,665,056 announced today will lead to the implementation of seasonal and weekly toxic algal bloom forecasts improving accuracy and providing better early warnings for harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of Maine. State and local shellfish managers and the shellfish industry use these warnings to prepare for severe seasons, protect human […]

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2011 New England “Red Tide” Outlook and Management Response

In April 2011 scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science-funded Gulf of Maine Toxicity (GOMTOX) project issued an outlook for a moderate regional bloom of the toxic alga, Alexandrium fundyense, that can cause ‘red tides’ in the spring and summer of this year, threatening the New England shellfish industry. However, there are signs […]

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