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 ... Read More
A new NCCOS-sponsored study shows that using artificial structures to protect coastal land and property from the sea can harm water birds. The research, conducted in Chesapeake Bay and published ... Read More
Students from the University of Puerto Rico service one of the project's acoustic recording devices, known as a hydrophone. Credit: Rebecca Becicka, University of Puerto Rico. Passive listening devices placed ... Read More
A shoreline hardened with riprap (rubble). Credit: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Scientists want their research to be helpful to managers and policymakers. However, this wish does not always translate to ... Read More
The newly established Alaska Harmful Algal Bloom Network (AHAB) provides statewide awareness of harmful algal blooms. Alaska shellfish are an important component of the economy, providing food and income to Alaskans ... Read More
A new book highlights NCCOS sponsored hypoxia modeling. It contains original research on numerical simulations of the patterns, controls, and effects of dissolved oxygen dynamics. The book, Modeling Coastal Hypoxia, ... Read More
The journal Estuaries and Coasts highlighted several papers from the NCCOS project “Influence of Shoreline Changes on Chesapeake and Delmarva Bay Ecosystems” in a special virtual issue. Virtual Issues collect ... Read More
The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force (HTF) has made major strides in reducing point source nutrient pollution in the Gulf of Mexico watershed, and had some success in mitigating nonpoint ... Read More
New research is paying off long-term for endangered sea turtles facing illness and even death during Florida red tides. From 2011-2014, the NCCOS sponsored project “Brevetoxin Metabolism and Physiology – ... Read More
A new taxonomic publication describes the relatively unknown algal flora of mesophotic coral ecosystems in Puerto Rico. Theseecosystems are characterized by the presence of light-dependent corals and associated communities found ... Read More
NOAA-funded scientists have found a new species of water mite off the shores of Puerto Rico. As they wrote about their findings, the intrepid marine biologists listened to singer Jennifer ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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