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Extending Seafloor Mapping Products to Include Hab...

We are providing improved seafloor mapping data products for regions of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary deeper than 20 meters. Along with the mapping products, we will create an ...

Forecasting the Causes, Consequences, and Potentia...

In recent years, the central basin of Lake Erie has experienced low-oxygen conditions, despite measures taken by surrounding states and provinces to reduce nutrient inputs. We studied the factors that ...

Improving the Gulf of Maine HAB Forecast with Envi...

Toxic algal blooms pose a serious health risk and often disrupt valuable regional shellfisheries. Eating seafood tainted with algal toxins can sicken or even kill people. We are pioneering use ...

Life and Death of Karenia brevis Blooms in the Eas...

An extensive bloom of the brevetoxin-producing Karenia brevis occurred from 2017 to 2019 in Florida. The economic, environmental, and human health impacts were quite severe during this event. This regional ...

Mapping the Benthic Habitat Resources of Kachemak ...

There are no subtidal benthic habitat maps of Kachemak Bay, Alaska, to support essential fish habitat and place-based management needs. In response, we are developing benthic habitat maps for the ...

New Tools to Aid in Managing Ciguatera Poisoning R...

Ciguatera fish poisoning is the most frequently reported non-bacterial illness associated with eating fish in the United States and the U. S. territorial islands. Ciguatera significantly impacts commercial and recreational ...

Pollution and Biological Health Assessment of Fjor...

State managers must assess contamination at abandoned mines, sewage outfalls, harbors, and other sites. We are determining the physical and chemical properties of sediments; measuring the chemical contaminants in sediment, ...

RAPDALERT – Rapid Analysis of Pseudo-nitzschia and...

Through this pilot project in the coastal waters of Southern California, we demonstrated the effectiveness of adding emerging technologies to harmful algal bloom monitoring programs that focus on toxic blooms ...

Survey and Impact Assessment of Derelict Fish Trap...

In the waters surrounding St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, we conducted an assessment of the causes and effects of lost fish traps. We evaluated fish mortality, trap ...

Trophic Transfer and Effects of HAB Toxins in Alas...

This project aims to determine harmful algal bloom species composition and cell densities in Alaskan waters, and to model toxin transfer pathways to zooplankton, shellfish, finfish, and marine mammals, and ...

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Gulf of Maine Red Tide Monitoring Provides Real-ti...

Figure 1: Depiction of Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) and buoy configured for deployment in the Gulf of Maine. Credit: WHOI From late April to early July 2016, the National Centers ...

Cooperative Oxford Lab Names NOAA R5502 the R/V Ch...

Obtained by NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science in 2012 and known by its R5502 NOAA hull number, the 58' 04' vessel was officially named the R/V Chesapeake at ...

NCCOS in the Caribbean: Arliss Winship Field Blog

How the travelling salesman saved a day of Caribbean field work | by Arliss Winship A Caribbean coral reef. Credit: NOAA. It's not every day that an ecological modeler gets ...
Marine Spatial Ecology

NOAA Interns Support NCCOS Research in Choptank Ha...

Five NOAA interns joined NCCOS scientists and partners in a demanding week-long field survey to groundtruth high resolution WorldView satellite imagery of wetlands in the Choptank Habitat Focus Area on ...

Vegetation Surveys Validate Satellite Imagery in C...

Field surveys of wetland habitats were conducted in the Choptank watershed on June 20-24, 2016 by NCCOS scientists, partners, students, and interns to groundtruth high-resolution WorldView satellite imagery of the ...

NOAA Embarks on Final Expedition to Investigate Co...

Last week, a NOAA-funded investigation of the relatively healthy deep reefs of Pulley Ridge (off the southwest coast of Florida) began its fourth and final expedition. The industrious Red Grouper, ...

Arctic Estuaries Survey 2015: Blog #2

By Ian Hartwell, Senior Scientist for Aquatic Toxicology, NOAA National Status and Trends Program. From left to right: in the front row, Ian Hartwell and Max Hoberg, and in the ...

Sailing and Sampling the FKNMS Aboard the Nancy Fo...

Erika Koontz sieves through a sediment sample for benthic infauna. Credit: NOAA. Hello from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster! My name is Erika Koontz and I am an undergraduate student at ...

Studying Contaminants in Cocos Lagoon, Guam: Blog ...

Our first day of sampling in Cocos Lagoon. This morning, we drove to the Guam EPA operations building in Barrigada. There, we met up with our colleagues, loaded up the ...

NOAA Data Support Groundwater Protection in Marsha...

Scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and the Coastal Services Center recently recorded underwater video and collected sonar data off Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of ...

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