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NOAA Researchers Earn New Certification in Sciences Wildlife Forensics

NOAA scientists Kathy Moore and Trey Knott of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, and Piper Schwenke of NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center are among the first scientists to be certified in the discipline of Wildlife Forensics. The new certification program is in response to a 2009 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report, “Strengthening […]

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NOS and NMFS Help Connecticut Improve its Shellfish Siting Decision Tool in Long Island Sound

On May 16-17, researchers from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and National Marine Fisheries Service  met with partners from Connecticut Sea Grant, the University of Connecticut, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review developments for a NOAA Aquaculture Program project. The project will merge data from NCCOS’s Farm Aquaculture Resource Management […]

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White House Nutrient Challenge Prize Aimed at Reducing Nutrient Pollution

In response to the limited success of current efforts to reduce nutrient pollution, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is developing a “Challenge Prize” to promote new and faster innovations to address problems such as excess nitrogen and phosphorous (P), and the toxic algal blooms and low oxygen levels they produce. […]

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NOS Seminar Series: BOEM Highlights NCCOS Research Collaboration and Contributions

On May 3, Drs. Rodney Cluck and Brad Blythe of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Environmental Studies Program (BOEM ESP) presented examples of collaborations with NOAA and other federal agencies during the NOS Seminar Series. One of the most highest-attended seminars, it highlighted two recent projects with the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science […]

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NCCOS Scientists & Partners Share Coastal Science Results for Sustaining Alaska’s Food, Jobs, and Recreation

On April 17-18, scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science’s (NCCOS) Kasitsna Bay Laboratory presented findings on oceanographic and plankton response to environmental changes, results from ecosystem monitoring to assess oil spill impacts and climate change, and research on how diverse glacial and non-glacial estuary habitats support resilient salmon populations at the 2013 […]

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NCCOS Study Finds Sharks and Top Predators Depend on Benthic Algae in Healthy Coral Reefs

In a newly published study, NCCOS researcher link sharks and other top predators with primary producers (benthic algae) in pristine, healthy coral reef ecosystems.  “We used chemical signatures of carbon and nitrogen found in the tissues of the algae, invertebrates, fish, and sharks from the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) to trace the extent benthic algae influences […]

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NCCOS Open House at Cooperative Oxford Laboratory Gives Public Hands-on Access to Coastal Science

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science’s (NCCOS) Cooperative Oxford Laboratory (COL) hosted an open house on April 27, 2013. The event showcased the NCCOS’ unique research and science partnerships with Maryland Department of Natural Resources, NOAA’s National Ocean Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and the US Coast Guard Station Oxford. Nearly 600 visitors came […]

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