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Complex Control of Cyanobacterial Blooms in Lake Erie by Small Zooplankton and Nutrients

Cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) are on the rise in the U.S. and worldwide, becoming a serious threat to freshwater resources and public health because of their toxins and disruptive effects on ecosystems. Ongoing research funded by the National Center for Coastal Ocean Science is uncovering the secrets of why cyanobacteria are so successful. […]

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Lake Erie’s “Backwards” Circulation Explained

Researchers have discovered that during the summer, Lake Erie circulates in an opposite direction than other lakes in the Northern Hemisphere. Instead of currents rotating in a counter-clockwise (“cyclonic”) direction driven by the rotation of the earth, central Lake Erie has a clockwise current driven by summer winds. This causes a bowl-shaped, or inverted, thermocline that is […]

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Symposium Offers Opportunity for Government Officials, NGOs, and Citizens to Learn About Causes of HABs in NY Coastal Waters

On Friday April 13, 2012, on the Stony Brook- Southampton campus of Stony Brook University, NCCOS sponsored scientist Dr. Christopher J. Gobler of Stony Brook University hosted the ninth annual Stony Brook -Southampton Coastal and Estuarine Research Program (SCERP) Environmental Symposium entitled “Connecting the Dots: Linkages Between Land Use and the Degradation of the Suffolk County […]

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Early Onset of Harmful Algal Bloom Leads to Long Island Shellfish Bed Closures

Selected inlet-estuary areas on eastern Long Island have been placed under temporary emergency shellfish closures by the State of New York. On April 5, 2012, New York announced the earliest-ever closure caused by high levels of the harmful algal toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in New York shellfish and the first-ever biotoxin closure […]

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International Joint Commission Committed to Address Nutrient Problems in Lake Erie

Lake Erie is the shallowest and smallest of the Great Lakes by volume and is heavily influenced by agricultural and urban runoff.  It is subject to periodic outbreaks of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia. These problems were identified as the highest priority of the International Joint Commission (IJC) as it drafts guidelines and targets […]

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Red Tide Expected to Arrive, Exit Early – Northport, NY Patch

An unusually warm winter means Northport and Huntington waters may see an early arrival, and exit, of red tide this year, said Dr. Chris Gobler of Stony Brook University, an expert on toxic algal blooms. Speaking at the Northport Harbor Water Quality Protection Committee meeting at Huntington Town Hall on Thursday, Gobler explained that warmer […]

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NCCOS Scientists Brief New York Stakeholders on Role of NOAA Mussel Watch for Supporting Regional Activities Associated with EPA-led Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation recently hosted a meeting in Albany, NY that brought together potential federal partners to discuss NY’s Great Lakes current efforts and ways forward to remove Beneficial Use Impairments and monitor the recovery of Areas of Concern (hot spots). NCCOS scientists shared with NY State AOC coordinators and managers its past, current […]

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NCCOS Scientists Met with Great Lakes Regional Committee to Discuss Enhanced NOAA Mussel Watch Capabilities for Answering Regional Management Questions on Contaminants

Representatives from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science met with the Federal-State Areas of Concern Coordinating Committee (FEDSTACC), a group of regional stakeholders from across the Great Lakes basin, to discuss the common goals of removing EPA-designated Beneficial Use Impairments (BUI) from designated sites and monitoring the recovery of EPA-designated Areas of Concern (AOCs), areas defined by […]

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