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Lake Erie Research Influencing Nutrient Reduction Strategies

Research supported by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) will provide the majority of scientific information incorporated into public meetings convened by the International Joint Commission (IJC) in August and September. Eight community meetings in both the U.S. and Canada will seek input from the public about concerns regarding nutrient pollution and its […]

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Dangerous algal blooms on Lake Erie may be fewer this year, scientists say | cleveland.com

This year’s spring drought may have been bad for Ohio’s crops, but it should mean a healthier Lake Erie this summer. Scientists are predicting that the August-September bloom of harmful algae in the western basin of Lake Erie will be less than 10 percent of what it was last year, said Jeff Reutter, director of […]

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Lake Erie’s Weekly Algae Forecasts Continue with New Data Source

Weekly forecasts of harmful algal bloom conditions in Lake Erie have started for the 2012 season. Two forecasts have already been issued, and they will be disseminated throughout the bloom season–which lasts from June to October. Earlier, NOAA issued its first seasonal forecast for the lake’s notorious algae, advising water utilities, recreational anglers, and others who […]

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Event Highlights Lake Erie’s First Seasonal Algae Forecast

On July 5, NOAA and partners officially announced the seasonal harmful algal bloom (HAB) forecast for Lake Erie, the first in the Great Lakes region, during an event hosted by Ohio State University Sea Grant’s Stone Laboratory. Following on the heels of the worst HAB season in decades, NOAA predicts the 2012 season will be […]

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NOAA Scientist Presents Algal Bloom Models at Great Lakes Restoration Meeting

On May 21, a researcher from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) presented recent findings at the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Nearshore and Nonpoint Source Work Group, led by EPA’s Great Lakes National Program Office. The work group seeks to further understand the link between phosphorus runoff with blooms of toxic and noxious […]

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Mussel Watch Data Presented at Great Lakes Mercury Workshop

On May 30-31, NOAA Mussel Watch program data, collected by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, was presented at “Mercury in the Great Lakes,” a workshop organized by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office/Region 5 and the U.S. Geological Survey. NCCOS has been monitoring a wide array of contaminants, including mercury, […]

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Scientists Coordinate Strategies for 2012 Great Lakes Algae Season

On May 23-24, Ohio state, county and academic researchers met with scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science to coordinate sampling and measurement strategies for this year’s harmful algal bloom season, which begins in June. Adding to the suite of activities this year, Erie County will add cyanobacteria detection to their water quality […]

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