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Evaluating the Efficacy of Island Restoration and ...

We are assessing how the effort to restore the footprint of Swan Island in Chesapeake Bay with dunes and dredged sediments is affecting ecosystems that surround the island and the ...
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The Role of Temperature and Depth in Fish Communit...

We examined the relationship between water temperature, depth, and invasive lionfish and native fish communities, off the coast of North Carolina. By understanding how present conditions influence lionfish and native ...
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Atlantic Ocean Temperature Rise Could Favor Range ...

Warming ocean temperatures could favor the expansion of the invasive Indo-Pacific Lionfish and native tropical species distributions within the Atlantic according to a recent study conducted by researchers from the ...
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NOAA Hosts Students, Policy Makers, and Managers i...

NOAA researcher Paula Whitfield uses underwater video and still frames to demonstrate to local middle school students the different types of hardbottom reefs in North Carolina's offshore waters. Credit: William ...
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Evidence of Climate-related Algal Community Shifts...

At least seven species of marine algae previously restricted to more tropical waters have expanded their range northward to the temperate reefs off North Carolina. Reports of seven other new ...
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An integrated assessment of the introduction of lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles complex) to the western Atlantic Ocean

Lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles complex) are venomous coral reef fishes from the Indian and western Pacific oceans that are now found in the western Atlantic Ocean. Adult lionfish have been observed from Miami, Florida to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and juvenile ...
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Biology, Ecology, Control and Management of the Invasive Indo-Pacific Lionfish: An Updated Integrated Assessment

Venomous Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois miles and P. volitans) are now established along the Southeast U.S.A. and parts of the Caribbean and pose a serious threat to reef fish communities of these regions. Lionfish are likely to invade the Gulf of ...
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