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Director Rob Magnien Discusses the Challenges of Using Biofuels to Produce Energy

Robert Magnien, Ph.D. is a director at NCCOS in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. His office has led NOAA’s involvement with the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Hypoxia Task Force, the goal of which is to reduce the current “dead zone” in the northern Gulf of Mexico to less than 5,000 square kilometers […]

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Wildlife Protection Law Training Underscores Value of Marine Forensic Analyses

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) researchers collaborated with attorneys and federal agents to study how the forensics capabilities at NCCOS are applied to uphold U.S. wildlife protection laws. Training provided in legal interpretation of the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, and Lacey Act will greatly enhance our application of molecular forensics […]

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Learning More about Estuarine Eutrophication

What is Eutrophication?: Estuarine Water Quality as a Coastal Stress Indicator Estuarine water quality degraded by excessive nutrient inputs — what experts call eutrophication –is a key barometer of coastal environmental stress. In coming decades, the nation’s coasts are expected to experience increased environmental stress as a result of further development and population growth. Scientific […]

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