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Consequences of a “Forever Chemical” Exposure on E...

A research collaboration between NCCOS scientists and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has documented the negative effects of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) on the health of the Eastern ...
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Scientists Assess Toxicity of South Carolina’...

Collecting SCECAP sediment samples for analysis. Credit: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. This fall, NCCOS toxicologists supported the annual South Carolina Estuarine and Coastal Assessment Program (SCECAP) survey of ...
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NOAA Refines Restoration Protocols for Oil-pollute...

Mesocosm facility at the NCCOS laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina. Credit: Katy Chung, NOAA NCCOS. NCCOS and NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) are conducting a joint investigation to ...
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NCCOS Researchers Judge Student Underwater Robotic...

NCCOS scientists Katy Chung, James Daugomah, Paul Pennington, and Joe Wade served as judges of the 2019 SeaPerch Charleston Challenge in South Carolina. NCCOS Ecotoxicology staff at 2019 SeaPerch Competition ...
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NCCOS Judges Underwater Robotics Competition for M...

NCCOS researchers served as judges of the 2017 Charleston Regional SeaPerch Challenge held in Charleston, South Carolina. The eventprovides middle and high school students with the opportunity to learn about ...
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NCCOS Studies Shoreline Cleaner Effects on Crude O...

NCCOS scientists recently used tidal estuarine simulation units (mesocosms) to study the crude oil-removal efficiency of shoreline cleaners and the potential impacts of removed oil on an estuary. Oil spills ...
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NCCOS Judges 2016 SeaPerch Challenge for Middle an...

NCCOS researchers provided scientific support to the 2016 SeaPerch Challenge by serving as judges in the Charleston, South Carolina, competition this month. SeaPerch is an innovative, underwater robotics program that ...
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Charleston Lab Adopt-A-Highway Participation Enter...

NCCOS's Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research (CCEHBR) recently began its 26th year of volunteering in PalmettoPride's Adopt-A-Highway program, an effort tofight litter and help beautify South Carolina ...
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NCCOS Studies Effects of Dispersants and Weathered...

To study the impacts of dispersed oil on estuarine organisms and ecosystems, NCCOS scientists used tidal estuarine simulation units (called mesocosms) to mimic the conditions in an estuary affectedby weathered ...
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NCCOS Staff Support Regional Science Conference

Poster session and attendees at 2015 annual meeting of Carolinas Chapter of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in Raleigh, N.C. Scientists from NCCOS's Center for Coastal Environmental Health and ...
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Assessment of crude oil and a dispersant in a simulated Spartina alterniflora salt marsh ecosystem

NOAA's Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) lists saltmarshes along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts as the most vulnerable habitat to oil spills. As a result of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig accident, more that 200 million gallons of crude oil ...
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Characterization of Toxic Impacts on Living Marine Resources in Tidal Rivers of the Chesapeake Bay

In 1999, the Chesapeake Bay Program completed a survey of existing data on chemical contaminants and the potential for bioeffects in 38 tidal river systems of Chesapeake Bay. This review led to the identification of 20 areas for which there ...
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Efficacy and Ecotoxicological Effects of Shoreline Cleaners in Salt Marsh Ecosystems

Salt marsh ecosystems are sensitive habitats that may be susceptible to oil and oil spill mitigation chemicals during clean up. This research project assessed the toxicity of three shoreline cleaners (SLC) in laboratory and mesocosm exposures, determined petroleum hydrocarbon distributions ...
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