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Toxic Algae Not New to Puget Sound, Favor Rising T...

University and NOAA investigators have found seed-like cysts of the toxic algaAlexandrium at all depths in a sediment core taken from Sequim Bay in Puget Sound. The depths in which ...

Hardened Shorelines Reduce Fish Egg Abundance in D...

Atlantic silversides (Menidia menidia) prefer to deposit their eggs on native salt marsh habitat but not invasive salt marsh species, beaches, or shorelines hardened by bulkheads or rip-rap, according to ...

Study Reveals Link Between Dolphin Skin Disease an...

Skin lesions on coastal dolphins are associated with water that's colder and has lower salinity, say researchers at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. They analyzed photographs collected during ...

Ocean Acidification Funding Announcement Released ...

The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program and the NOAANational Centers for Coastal Ocean Sciencehave released a new competitive grants announcement for availability of grant funds for Fiscal Year 2012. An announcement ...


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NCCOS Monitoring: Six-minute water level, temperature, and salinity data from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL), Jacksonville, NC, 2008-02-21 to 2018-11-06 (NCEI Accession 0203764)

This dataset is an inventory of 6-minute water level, water salinity, and water temperature data from two secondary water level stations at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL), Jacksonville, NC, collected between 2008 and 2018. The Mile Hammock Bay (MHB) ...

Nekton assemblages along riprap-altered shorelines in Delaware Bay, USA: comparisons with adjacent beach

Riprap-reinforced shorelines are becoming more prevalent as a result of increasing coastal development and sea level rise. Altered morphology at the land-water interface, associated with riprap shorelines, has the potential to reduce shore-zone habitat quality for associated nekton species. The ...

North Carolina Sentinel Site Cooperative: Report on the 2017 Partners Meeting

The North Carolina Sentinel Site Cooperative (NCSSC) was established in 2012 as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) effort to provide coastal communities and resource managers with information on the potential impacts of sea level rise on coastal habitats. The ...

Nutrient budgets and management actions in the Patuxent River estuary, Maryland

Multi-year nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) budgets were developed for the Patuxent River estuary, a seasonally stratified and moderately eutrophic tributary of Chesapeake Bay. Major inputs (point, diffuse, septic, and direct atmospheric) were measured for 13 years during which, large ...

Ocean Acidification Accelerates the Growth of Two Bloom-Forming Macroalgae

While there is growing interest in understanding how marine life will respond to future ocean acidification, many coastal ecosystems currently experience intense acidification in response to upwelling, eutrophication, or riverine discharge. Such acidification can be inhibitory to calcifying animals, but ...

Ocean and Coastal Acidification off New England and Nova Scotia

New England coastal and adjacent Nova Scotia shelf waters have a reduced buffering capacity because of significant freshwater input, making the region’s waters potentially more vulnerable to coastal acidification. Nutrient loading and heavy precipitation events further acidify the region’s poorly buffered coastal ...

Ocean Futures Under Ocean Acidification, Marine Protection, and Changing Fishing Pressures Explored Using a Worldwide Suite of Ecosystem Models

Ecosystem-based management (EBM) of the ocean considers all impacts on and uses of marine and coastal systems. In recent years, there has been a heightened interest in EBM tools that allow testing of alternative management options and help identify tradeoffs ...

Offspring sensitivity to ocean acidification changes seasonally in a coastal marine fish

Experimental assessments of species vulnerabilities to ocean acidification are rapidly increasing in number, yet the potential for short- and long-term adaptation to high CO2 by contemporary marine organisms remains poorly understood. We used a novel experimental approach that combined bi-weekly ...

Optimizing resource use efficiencies in the food-energy-water nexus for sustainable agriculture: from conceptual model to decision support system

Increased natural and anthropogenic stresses have threatened the Earth’s ability to meet growing human demands of food, energy and water (FEW) in a sustainable way. Although much progress has been made in the provision of individual component of FEW, it ...

Oxygen - Dynamics and biogeochemical consequences

Dissolved oxygen is a keystone molecule that is involved in the production, consumption, and cycling of organic matter and inorganic elements in the aquatic environment. The majority of multicellular plants and animals in coastal aquatic ecosystems require oxygen for proper ...

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