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Total Suspended Solids, Turbidity and Contaminants...

The purpose of this project is to provide additional environmental stressor data related to multiple port dredging projects in south Florida, especially as they relate to nearby important and threatened ...
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Baseline Assessment of Marine Ecosystems in St. Jo...

A new NCCOS study presents baseline information about the ecology and pollution stress in Coral and Fish Bays in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The information will help support evaluations ...
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NOAA Conducts Field Mission to Assess Contaminants...

Researchers from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), in collaboration with partners from NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program, recently completed a major field effort to quantify pollution in ...
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New Study Shows Elevated Sediment Pollution Levels...

A new study from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) reports recent sediment samples from Guánica Bay, Puerto Rico contained some of the highest concentrations of PCBs, chlordane, ...
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NCCOS Scientists Assess Pollution Impacts on Coral...

From August 25 to August 31, NCCOS scientists will conduct field work offshore of Tinian, an island in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a U.S. territory. This ...
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Interagency Working Group Aims for Better Collabor...

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) recently convened a federal working group to address the linkages between climate and nitrogen pollution in the environment. The goal of the group ...
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NCCOS Contaminant Data Informs New University of M...

National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) personnel participated in the first meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of a new University of Miami School of Medicine research program exploring ...
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National Coastal Condition Report IV

This document contains the results and analysis from the fourth national coastal assessment, published in 2012 ...
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NCCOS Assessment: Water Quality Data to Assess Eutrophication Effects on Coral Ecosystem Health in Vatia Bay, American Samoa from 2015-05-13 to 2018-08-28 (NCEI Accession 0208020)

This dataset represents three years of water quality data collected in Vatia Bay, American Samoa. A standard suite of nutrient parameters (nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, urea, total nitrogen, orthophosphate, total phosphorus and silica), as well as tracers of human waste (sucralose ...
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NCCOS National Status and Trends Special Study: Assessing Land Based Sources of Pollution in Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, from 2013-08-27 to 2013-08-30

This tabular dataset is the result of field sampling of coral tissues (Pocillopora damicornis) and subsequent laboratory chemical analysis for pollutant levels. The pollutants analyzed included trace elements (Al, Ar, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Mn, Hg, Ni, Se, Ag, ...
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Pollution in Surface Sediments in Faga'alu Bay, Tutuila, American Samoa

This document represents a portion of a larger study, which involves a comprehensive, integrated baseline assessment of Faga'alu Bay, Tutuila, American Samoa. This document focuses on the sediment contaminant portion of the larger effort. The report details: (1) contaminant (e.g ...
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Southeast Florida Reef Tract Water Quality Assessment

Coral reefs are vibrant, productive ecosystems that face a variety of threats, including disease, temperature stress and pollution. In order to effectively manage coral reef resources, adequate data are required to assess status and track change in these systems. The ...
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Support for Integrated Ecosystem Assessments of NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserves System (NERRS), Volume I: The Impacts of Coastal Development on the Ecology and Human Wellbeing of Tidal Creek Ecosystems of the US Southeast

A study was conducted, in association with the Sapelo Island and North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs), to evaluate the impacts of coastal development on sentinel habitats (e.g., tidal creek ecosystems), including potential impacts to human health and well-being ...
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Support for Integrated Ecosystem Assessments of NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserves System (NERRS), Volume II: Assessment of Ecological Condition and Stressor Impacts in Subtidal Waters of the North Carolina NERRS

A study was conducted to assess the status of ecological condition and potential human-health risks in subtidal estuarine waters throughout the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) (Currituck Sound, Rachel Carson, Masonboro Island, and Zeke's Island). Field work ...
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What Goes Up Must Come Down: Integrating Air and Water Quality Monitoring.

Excess nitrogen and phosphorus (“nutrients”) loadings continue to affect ecosystem function and human health across the U.S. Our ability to connect atmospheric inputs of nutrients to aquatic end points remains limited due to uncoupled air and water quality monitoring. Where ...
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