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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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ESA declares end of mission for Envisat | SpaceRef – Your Space Reference

Just weeks after celebrating its tenth year in orbit, communication with the Envisat satellite was suddenly lost on 8 April. Following rigorous attempts to re-establish contact and the investigation of failure scenarios, the end of the mission is being declared. A team of engineers has spent the last month attempting to regain control of Envisat, […]

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New signs illustrate harmful algal blooms, blooms, algal, harmful – Local News – LimaOhio.com

Ohio’s battle against harmful algal blooms is evolving — and a big part of the battle is keeping the public informed. Officials with the state Environmental Protection Agency and departments of Health and Natural Resources had information in mind Monday when they announced this summer’s strategy for harmful algal blooms in recreational waters. via New […]

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NCCOS and International Joint Commission Scientists Prepare to Publish 20 Years of NOAA Mussel Watch Results

NCCOS scientists met with Victor Serveiss, Environmental Advisor to the International Joint Commission (IJC), to put the finishing touches on a Mussel Watch contribution to the next iteration of the Great Lakes Biennial Report set for publication this year (2012). This report provides an overview of NOAA and Mussel Watch monitoring efforts in the region since 1992. The […]

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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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