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NOAA-sponsored Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research Opens in Dania Beach, Florida – Ocean Service feature story

Dania Beach, Florida, a small coastal city about 10 miles south of Fort Lauderdale, is best known as a jai-alai haven and home of the International Game Fishing Association Hall of Fame. It’s also where, for more than a decade, researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Oceanographic Center have quietly studied coral ecosystems in association […]

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New Manual for Lionfish Control Identifies Strategies for Local Intervention

Recognizing the urgency to develop clear guidance on reducing the burgeoning lionfish population, NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science allied with experts from around the Caribbean to provide a reference for anyone planning to develop a local control strategy. This free manual, Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Management (PDF), is aimed at resource […]

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Florida Declares Open Season on Lionfish

On August 3, 2012, the Executive Director of Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission signed an order allowing citizens and tourists to take an unlimited harvest of lionfish without a fishing license. Commercial fisherman can also take as much as they like under the yearlong decree, which even waives bycatch limits for this invasive species. […]

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Three Alumni at NOAA Have Received Presidential Award

In 1996, President Bill Clinton commissioned the National Science and Technology Council to create an award celebrating emerging researchers in the fields of science and technology at the outset of their careers. The result was the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The PECASE award is given annually to a group of researchers […]

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Marine ecologist doesn’t let research cage him in :: Red & White for Life :: NC State University Alumni Association

James Morris ‘09 PHD spends his time plotting defenses for invasions. No, he doesn’t work for the Department for Homeland Security, and he’s not in the military. Morris, who did his doctoral work at NC State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), is an ecologist at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science’s Center […]

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Sanctuary’s Open and Closed Fishing Areas Compared to Test Policy Effectiveness

Scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science are comparing several areas of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary to help Sanctuary officials differentiate changes to fish populations due to natural events, or whether the changes derive from human activities. The multi-agency research cruise runs from May 27 – June 9, 2012. The researchers gather data […]

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