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A Mechanism Based Intervention for Brevetoxin Indu...

The Florida manatee inhabits environments in which blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis, frequently occur. K. brevis produces brevetoxins, that result in fish kills, contamination of shellfish, and respiratory ...
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A Multidisciplinary, Integrative Approach to Valui...

We are estimating the economic value from natural and nature-based infrastructure investments to stabilize coastline. Using hazard risks along the U.S. Pacific Northwest coast, we are assigning a dollar value ...
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Application of Quantitative Molecular Methods to C...

This project supports development for two lab-based quantitative molecular methods for more rapid, accurate detection of Alexandrium catenella resting cysts in sediment from the Gulf of Maine, Puget Sound, and ...
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Are Growth and Toxicity of the Dinoflagellate Alex...

Blooms of Alexandrium fundyense result in economic losses to fisheries, aquaculture, and pose public health risks. Typically, A. fundyense growth and toxicity are seen as dependent on light, temperature, and ...
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Causes and Consequences of Hypoxic Events in Low-i...

We are investigating the processes that lead to hypoxia in Southern California’s lagoons, and identifying its ecological impacts. These small estuaries, which have tidal inlets that can close to the ...
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Developing a Machine Learning-Based, High Resoluti...

Blooms of Alexandrium occur in the Gulf of Maine each year and produce toxins that can accumulate in shellfish, causing Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. Regional management agencies conduct rigorous monitoring to ...
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Development and Implementation of an Operational H...

This project developed a prototype operational statistical nowcast/forecast system for three harmful algal bloom (HAB) organisms in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, specifically the dinoflagellates Karlodinium veneficum, Prorocentrum minimus, and the ...
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Emerging Algal Toxins in the California Current Sy...

Surveys in California have highlighted the occurrence of HAB toxins in estuarine waters and shellfish, but there is concern that current monitoring approaches under-report the threats. There is a need ...
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Expanding the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Resear...

This project expands existing HAB monitoring conducted by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Environmental Research Laboratory (STAERL) to include testing shellfish for domoic acid and diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxins, ...
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New Study Suggests Marsh Models Require Mucking Th...

A NOAA funded study published in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing indicates that models that predict future coastal marsh conditions under sea ...
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Incorporating Natural Processes into Stormwater In...

Aerial photo of La Paz, Mexico in October, 1976 after precipitation and runoff from Hurricane Liza caused the Arroyo El Cajoncito to tear through a protective levee, sending fast moving ...
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Economic Tradeoffs are a Consequence of Shoreline ...

Oceanfront landowners in Neskowin, OR have chosen to use rock revetments, or rip-rap, to protect their properties from erosion. Their decision has implications for property values, public access, and recreation ...
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Online Tool Visualizes Impacts of Sea Level Rise o...

An anchialine pool on the west coast of the Island of Hawaiʻi. Credit TNC. The west coast of the island of Hawai’i supports a variety of land locked "anchialine pools", ...
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NOAA and USGS Release Follow-up Report on the Deve...

NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the RESTORE Council have released the second of seven reports ...
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Marine Shellfish Populations Estimated to be at Ri...

The absorption of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) into the oceans has caused ocean acidification and associated shifts in marine carbonate chemistry. In coastal waters, excessive nutrient runoff can also ...
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Model Combines Reduced Nutrients, Increased Temps ...

A team of NCCOS sponsored scientists have enhanced a hypoxia model with an unprecedented, multi-decadal oceanographic dataset to predict the combined effects of reduced nutrient loading, increased temperature, and freshwater ...
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Hypoxia Study Shows Fish Diet and Catchability Cha...

NCCOS sponsored research on hypoxia (low oxygen concentrations within the water column) finds that hypoxic conditions in the northern Gulf of Mexico have variable effects on fish diet, food webs, ...
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NCCOS Supports Study that Reveals Algal Toxins in ...

NCCOS and NOAA’s Arctic Program supported research that led to an important discovery in the Bering Strait and North Slope regions of Alaska that raises concerns for Arctic wildlife health ...
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A Manual of Previously Recorded Non-indigenous Invasive and Native Transplanted Animal Species of the Laurentian Great Lakes and Coastal United States

This manual presents geographic information by state of occurrence, and descriptions of the socio-economic impact created by the invasion of nonindigenous and native transplanted animal species in the Laurentian Great Lakes and the coastal waters of the United States. It ...
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Arctic & Antarctic Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to the animal, aquatic and ecology of the Arctic and Antarctic ...
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Chesapeake Bay Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to the animal and plant life and ecology of Chesapeake Bay ...
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Coastal Louisiana Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to the animals, plant life, and ecology of the Louisiana coast ...
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Coastal North Carolina Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to the animal and plant life and ecology of coastal North Carolina ...
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Coral Reef Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to coral reefs ...
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Major and Trace Element Analytical Methods of the National Status and Trends Program: Update 2000 – 2006

This document contains analytical methods that detail the procedures for determining major and trace element concentrations in bivalve tissue and sediment samples collected as part of the National Status and Trends Program (NS&T) for the years 2000-2006. Previously published NOAA ...
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Mobile Bay Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to the animal life, plant life, and ecology of Mobile Bay ...
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Organic Contaminant Analytical Methods of the National Status and Trends Program: Update 2000-2006

This document describes the analytical methods used to quantify core organic chemicals in tissue and sediment collected as part of NOAA's National Status and Trends Program (NS&T) for the years 2000-2006. Organic contaminate analytical methods used during the early years ...
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Preliminary report on bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncates) uterine samples for parity analysis

There have been numerous studies on various mammalian species regarding vascular changes in uterine arteries elucidating the effects of parity. In equids, vascular changes of uterine arteries have been demonstrated to occur in uniparous and multiparous mares. The severity of ...
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