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NCCOS Hypoxia Forecasts Prove Accurate

For over ten years NCCOS has developed and improved hypoxia (dead zone) forecasts similar to seasonal weather forecasts. The accuracy of these forecasts is proving to be quite good.Professor Don ...
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New Indicator for Gulf of Mexico Toxic Alga Shows ...

NCCOS-sponsored scientists have discovered a simple indicator to predict one type of harmful algal species bloom or outbreak. The first potentially reliable biological indicator for forecasting a harmful algal bloom ...
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Harmful Algal Cyst Mapping in Washington Shows 10-...

An unprecedented bloom of the harmful alga Alexandrium occurred during Fall 2014 in Quilcene Bay, Hood Canal, Puget Sound, WA; the outbreak contaminated shellfish with potent biotoxins that can cause ...
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NCCOS Helps Pennsylvania Prepare for Lake Erie Blo...

When Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett learned of the large toxic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) bloom that disrupted the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of Ohio's citizens, he expressed confidence ...
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Scientists Name New Water Mite After Jennifer Lope...

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 ...
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Origins of Harmful Alga Scourge in Pacific Northwe...

Researchers have identified the oceanographic causes and routes for the harmful alga Pseudo-nitzschia in offshore waters of the Pacific Northwest. The team's validated model shows that toxic Pseudo-nitzschia cells arrive ...
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Marine Shellfish Get a 'One-Two Punch' from Acidif...

Recent research has shown that ocean acidification and low oxygen interact to harm early life stages of bay scallops (Argopecten irradians) and hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria). The study, conducted by ...
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NCCOS Research in Today's Rapidly Changing Global ...

Two national science conferences recently highlighted NCCOS research: The theme at the 7th Symposium on Harmful Algae in the United States (Oct. 27 -31, 2013; Sarasota, FL) was harmful algal ...
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Integrating Processes Controlling the South Florid...

NCCOS is developing a workable, ecosystem-based management approach to address the complex and inter-linked marine-estuarine-terrestrial environment in south Florida. Building on traditional Integrated Conceptual Ecosystem Models, the NCCOS-sponsored research project ...
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New Research Shows Both Blooms and Toxicity of Har...

A cyanobacterial bloom in a freshwater lake. Credit C. Gobler, SUNY Stony Brook In freshwaters around the world blooms of cyanobacteria (commonly known as blue-green algae) are considered a serious ...
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