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EnvironMentors 2013 National Fair Judging

On May 20th, NCCOS’s Dr. Susan Baker and an NMFS colleague judged the ‘Aquatic Research’ category of the National Environmentors Fair.  The winning project, from the Colorado State University Chapter, was entitled “The Effect of the High Park Fire on the Poudre River.” EnvironMentors is a national college access initiative that prepares high school students from under-represented […]

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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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California HAB Forecasting Highlighted by Major Ocean Research Organization, Online News Service

A NCCOS-funded harmful algal bloom forecasting project is providing key information that one day will help scientists overcome the challenges of HAB forecasting and predict when and where blooms may occur.  The prestigious Monterey Bay Research Institute (MBARI), a partner in the research, recently advertised the NCCOS harmful algal bloom forecasting project in a press […]

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Two Studies Show Mississippi River Diversions Could Harm Marshland

For decades, those leading efforts to keep southeast Louisiana from being swallowed by the Gulf of Mexico have supported “Putting the river back into the marsh.” The thinking is that the river should be allowed to build new land, just as it had done for millennia before flooding was controlled. But what if pollutants in the […]

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NCCOS Marine Forensic Scientists Share Science with South Carolina District-wide Magnet Students

Fifth grade students from a district-wide magnet school met with forensic scientists at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science’s (NCCOS) Center for Coastal Environmental Health & Biomolecular Research Laboratory in Charleston, SC, for a question and answer session on marine wildlife issues.  NCCOS’s Kathy Moore and Trey Knott teamed up with Special Agent Al […]

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Spring into NCCOS Science Dive Training in Alaska!

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Kasitsna Bay Laboratory near Seldovia, Alaska hosted 18 science divers during its spring 2013 class run in partnership with University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Near-freezing water temperatures and fresh snow – normal spring conditions in south-central Alaska – provided the divers with great training in cold-water and dry […]

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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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Website Overhaul Brings Coastal Science Information into the Twenty-first Century

After a few years of planning, sweat, tears, scores of meetings, loads of paperwork, and 3 different acting deputy directors, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science soft-released its new, audience-focused website in October of 2012 and we continue to roll out more enhancements and features. The goal of the revised site is to consolidate […]

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