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Volunteers can help monitor health of our waters | Noo-Kayet, Our Village – Kingston Community News

The Mussel Watch Program is a nation-wide water-quality monitoring program run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Since 1986, it has been crucial in helping scientists and the public learn about the presence and extent of toxic contaminants in the nation’s oceans and bays. In Washington, monitoring of Puget Sound is administered by […]

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FIS – Worldnews – Lionfish processed to feed marine species

A team of researchers from the Regional Fisheries Research Centre of Puerto Morelos and the Multidisciplinary Unit of Teaching and Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has developed technology for the commercial use of lionfish (Pterois sp). The goal is to obtain fish feed from this fish for fattening yellowtail snapper that […]

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Oceans: Science team reports new finds in Farallones Sanctuary « Summit County Citizens Voice

The foggy wave-torn coast of northern California may not seem like a haven for coral at first glance, but NOAA researchers say they’ve recently discovered a treasure trove of new deep sea habitats in the Gulf of Farallones Sanctuary, not far from San Francisco. The area is a melting pot for deep sea corals, sponges, […]

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NOAA, partners discover deep sea coral and sponge banks in Farallones sanctuary – NOS feature story

Newly discovered habitats in NOAA’s Gulf of the Farallones Sanctuary are an underwater melting pot for deep sea corals, sponges, rockfish, and other species. A partnership of federal and independent scientists found the rocky reef habitats in October in an area with depths reaching 457 meters, where such corals and sponges had not been seen […]

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S.C. Dolphin Drama: Humans Try to Help Distressed Animal | The Post and Courier | Charleston SC

The dolphin was coming straight up out of the water, making pitiful moans and then going back down, slowly swimming around the Bushy Park Boat Landing. Cathy Murphy spotted it Friday. It looked like something might be wrapped around its tail, dragging it down. “ We’ve watched dolphins for years, and we knew something was wrong,” she […]

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Some call for tougher fertilizer regulations | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com

There are things Iowa farmers and other landowners can do to reduce the flow of nitrate pollution into the Mississippi River and, eventually, into the Gulf of Mexico. But some possible solutions have been repeatedly side-tracked by cost, political stalemates and uncertainty over what benefits, if any, would result in the Gulf if measures to […]

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Runoff from Iowa farms growing concern in Gulf | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com

CHAUVIN, La. — Generations of shrimpers, crabbers and oystermen have set out from this bayou village to net their catch. They share an emotional bond with Iowa’s farmers: Both harvest nature’s bounty to earn a livelihood. These fishermen depend on the sea, just as the nation’s top corn growers rely on the rich Midwest soil. […]

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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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