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Ohio’s Lake Erie Algal Bloom Monitoring Strategy Refined

On Nov 19, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) researchers met with local partners working on restoring Lake Erie’s ecosystem to review the unusual 2012 algal blooms, and assess the 2012 bloom forecast. This year there were unusual blooms along the center of the lake, both in late winter and in early summer. The […]

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Algae Sampling Technology Partnership to Find, Exploit Novel Chemical Compounds

A pharmaceutical research and development startup and NOAA signed an agreement designed with two goals in mind. The company, Biosortia, plans to discover and extract beneficial compounds from natural sources such as algae, and the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science wants to use Biosortia’s harvesting technology to unlock aquatic microorganisms’ secrets in a brand new […]

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Extreme Weather: A Mixed Bag for Dead Zones | WRI Insights

This post was co-authored with Bob Diaz, a WRI partner and professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. This year’s extreme weather events—a warm winter, even warmer summer, and a drought that covered nearly two-thirds of the continental United States—has certainly caused its fair share of damages. But despite the crop failures, water shortages, […]

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Great Lakes Restoration Assembly Features NOAA-funded Erie Hypoxia Project

A session in Great Lakes Week 2012, an annual gathering of the diverse groups leading the fight to restore the Great Lakes, centers on a research project funded by NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. Dr. Don Scavia, lead investigator of the project “Forecasting the Causes and Consequences of Lake Erie Hypoxia” will be a panelist […]

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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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