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NCCOS Support Workshop to Educate Ohio Resource Managers and Public Water Suppliers About Using NCCOS’s Lake Erie HAB Bulletins

NCCOS HAB researcher, Rick Stumpf, met with Lake Erie resource managers and public water suppliers for a 2-day workshop where he shared background on the development and process for issuing NCCOS’s HAB bulletin in Lake Erie.  Lake Erie annually experiences blooms of toxic cyanobacteria that discolor the water, are a health hazard to bathers and […]

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NCCOS Weekly Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin Tracks Rare Event

The Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom weekly bulletin (# 7 issued July 17) provided location and transport of a cyanobacteria bloom that developed unexpectedly in the central basin of Lake Erie. This bloom has impacted the Ontario coast and is only the second bloom to hit that central coast in recent years. Cyanobacteria blooms normally develop in the western […]

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NCCOS, EPA and Partners Continue Monitoring Efforts in Great Lakes “Areas of Concern”

From July 21 to August 3, NCCOS scientists and partners collected wild and recover caged mussels from a number of sites on Lake Michigan, in both Wisconsin and Michigan, for monitoring of chemical contamination and mussel health. These sites are located in what have been designated as “Areas of Concern” as part of the Great […]

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NCCOS Researchers to Assist Washington State in Marine Planning

NCCOS scientists traveled to Washington State May 13-17 to support marine planning along the outer Pacific coast. NCCOS is helping inventory and assess key seafloor, groundfish, seabird and marine mammal datasets essential to effective marine planning. They are developing a data viewer that will help the state, other coastal managers, and researchers visualize seafloor datasets, […]

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NCCOS Marine Biologist Brings Sea Creatures and Scuba Gear to Kindergarteners

On May 9th NCCOS’s Dr. Matt Kendall engaged 16 kindergartners at Seneca Academy in Darnestown, MD by demonstrating his scuba gear and talking about what it was like working underwater. Dr. Kendall showed short videos of squid locomotion, squids changing color and shooting ink to protect themselves. The children then dissected real squid and studied major […]

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NCCOS and IPO Attend Global Partnership on Nutrient Management Meeting

The Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (GPNM), a group comprised of a variety of agencies and governments, promotes nutrient management for food safety and natural resource conservation. Representatives from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and NOS’ International Program Office (IPO), two groups with experience related to nutrient management and the effects of […]

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NCCOS data informs new International Joint Commission Report on Health of Great Lakes

The International Joint Commission (IJC), an organization addressing boundary water issues between Canada and the U.S., has released its 16th Biennial Report on Great Lakes Water Quality, which includes a brief summary report based on NCCOS Mussel Watch Program (MWP) data. The IJC has chosen mussels as one of seven indicators of chemical integrity when […]

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NCCOS Scientists Collaborate with GLERL and University Researchers for Improved HAB Forecasting.

From June 4 – 6, Researchers from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) met with Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL) and regional university scientists from Heidelberg University, University of Toledo, Ohio State University, and the University of Michigan at the International Great Lakes Conference in Lafayette, IN.  Participants developed new collaborative efforts […]

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