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Mississippi River Diversion Workshop Organized

On 23 February 2011, NOAA (NCCOS and the National Marine Fisheries Service) and the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Science and Technology Program will convene a workshop on “Response of Louisiana Marsh Soils and Vegetation to Diversions” to be held in the LITE Auditorium at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The workshop is the 3rd […]

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – NOAA Program Expands into EPA Designated “Areas of Concern”

Scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory completed the second phase of mussel and sediment collections from Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and St. Clair, and the Detroit, St. Clair and St Mary’s Rivers in September. Two teams and two boats traveled a combined distance of nearly […]

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NCCOS Scientists Contribute to Guanica Bay, Puerto Rico Restoration Effort

Scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science recently returned from a successful field mission to Guanica, Puerto Rico. This mission was a core component of a larger collaborative effort to restore the Guanica Bay watershed and improve the condition of the neighboring coral reef ecosystem. The co-led NCCOS/University of Puerto Rico component of […]

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NOAA Science Helps Portuguese Identify Challenges to Seagrass Restoration

In response to a request from Portugal, researchers from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science provided restoration guidance to a project whose goal is to shift parts of the Arrábida Natural Park back to its former seagrass-dominated landscape. Strong winter storms dramatically reduced both recovering natural seagrass beds as well as beds transplanted in […]

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative gets help from NOAA

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science enhanced its monitoring effort in the Great Lakes this year and proposed further enhancement for FY2011 to assist EPA in their restoration efforts. Eleven new sites were established in “Areas of Concern” along Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River. The contaminant monitoring in shellfish tissue […]

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Study Establishes Environmental Baseline in Puerto Rico to Support Watershed Restoration

Scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science recently completed contaminant sampling in and around Guanica Bay, Puerto Rico. As part of a watershed restoration project led by the NOAA Restoration Center, these data contribute to a baseline assessment of the Bay and the adjacent coral reef ecosystem. Restoration activities would seek to reduce […]

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California in Receives Asstistance to Assess the Impact of an Oil Spill in San Francisco Bay to Aid in Recovery and Remediation Efforts

As a result of the Cosco Busan oil spill in November 2007, scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)  partnered with the Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) and the California Water Resources Control Board to collect and analyze mussel tissue samples from five affected Bay locations. The pre-spill range of total polycyclic […]

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Restoration Activities In Vieques Supported by Contaminant Characterization

Scientists from the National Centers for C0astal Ocean Science conducted a follow up mission to Vieques, Puerto Rico on October 19 – 25 to characterize sediment contamination in area lagoons. Working in close cooperation with NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration and Navy personnel, NCCOS researchers sampled nine inland lagoons to quantify chemical contaminants in […]

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