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Managing America’s Corn Belt to Restore the Gulf of Mexico and Prairie Birdlife

NCCOS is participating in a public-private program to reduce nutrient inputs to the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic (“dead”) zone that managers expect to simultaneously benefit threatened native grassland bird species in steep decline The Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative  (ETPBR LLC) is proposing a “Gulf Hypoxia Restoration Incentive Program” to reduce […]

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NCCOS Researcher Featured in First EPA Webinar Series on Harmful Algae

On June 25, NCCOS’s Quay Dortch was a featured speaker at the first Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) summer webinar series on harmful algal blooms (HABs) and nutrient pollution, and their impacts on freshwater and marine ecosystems. Dr. Dortch provided attendees with an introduction to marine HABs, their toxins, causes, and their impacts. She was joined by […]

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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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