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NCCOS Hosts Ecotoxicology Conference in South Caro...

Last month, NCCOS hosted the 28th Annual Carolinas Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. NCCOS's Tod Leighfield and Steve Morton helped kick off the ...
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NCCOS, Carnival Cruise Line Collaboration Identifi...

View of Noctiluca scintillans bloom from deck of Carnival Legend (July 10, 2018). Credit: Carnival Cruise Line. On July 10, passengers aboard the Carnival cruise ship Carnival Legend reported a ...
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NCCOS Trains, Supports South Carolina Harmful Alga...

Last week, NCCOS scientists trained fellow scientists from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to use the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to detect microcystins, toxins produced ...
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Alaskan Tribes and Aquaculture Industry Receive Tr...

Environmental personnel examining phytoplankton during NCCOS training. Credit: NOAA NCCOS and partner scientists from the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network trained over 30 environmental personnel from southeast and south central Alaskan tribes ...
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NOAA joins Google, Boeing, Bosch and 80 other exhi...

NCCOS' Steve Morton mans the NOAA booth with some friendly crustacean support at Charleston STEMfest. Credit: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science staff were joined by colleagues from NOAA ...
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NOAA Science Reaches 16,000 Students and Families ...

The Charleston STEM festival is one of twelve community events nationwide supported by the Alfred P. Slone Foundation to increase awareness of the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...
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Southeast Alaska Tribes Trained in Minimizing Risk...

NCCOS scientists instructed environmental personnel from the southeast Alaska tribes in toxic phytoplankton sampling and identification techniques during the Fourth Workshop of the Southeast Alaska Tribal Toxins (SEATT) Partnership in ...
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NCCOS Provides Training to a Centralized Algal Tox...

NCCOS scientists provided training and technical guidance to scientific staff of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Environmental Regulatory Laboratory (STAERL) on the extraction and detection of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins (PST) ...
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Charleston STEM Festival Showcases NOAA Research

Steve Morton and Jennifer Fuquay staff the NOAA booth at the 2016 Charleston STEM festival. Credit: NOAA On February 6, 2016, NCCOS scientists from the Marine Biotoxin Program participated in ...
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‘Smartphone Microscopes’ Help Provide ...

Citizen scientist at the Toledo, Ohio Imagination Station examines phytoplankton samples using the smartphone microscope. Credit: Jen Fuquay, NOAA. Citizen scientists are using 'smartphone microscopes' to identifyharmful algal blooms in ...
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NCCOS runs the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN) to link volunteers who monitor for marine phytoplankton and HABs in cooperation with professional scientists. We build a more informed public while expanding the reach and resolution of HAB monitoring. Over 200 PMN volunteers sample 140+ sites in 17 states and the US Virgin Islands.
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Biological, chemical, and physical data from the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network from 13 Sep 2001 to 7 Mar 2013 (NODC Accession 0117942)

The Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN) is a part of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). The PMN was created as an outreach program to connect volunteers and professional scientists in the monitoring of marine phytoplankton and harmful algal ...
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Evaluation of Rapid, Early Warning Approaches to Track Shellfish Toxins Associated with Dinophysis and Alexandrium Blooms

Marine biotoxin-contaminated seafood has caused thousands of poisonings worldwide this century. Given these threats, there is an increasing need for improved technologies that can be easily integrated into coastal monitoring programs. This study evaluates approaches for monitoring toxins associated with ...
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Nitrogenous Nutrients Promote the Growth and Toxicity of Dinophysis acuminata during Estuarine Bloom Events

Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) is a globally significant human health syndrome most commonly caused by dinoflagellates within the genus Dinophysis. While blooms of harmful algae have frequently been linked to excessive nutrient loading, Dinophysis is a mixotrophic alga whose growth ...
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The emergence of Dinophysis acuminata blooms and DSP toxins in shellfish in New York waters

The dynamics of Dinophysis acuminata and its associated diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxins, okadaic acid (OA) and dinophysistoxin-1 (DTX1) as well as pectenotoxins (PTXs), were investigated within plankton and shellfish in Northport Bay, NY, USA, over a four year period ...
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About PMN

About PMN Meet the Team Our Goals More About the Project Meet the PMN TeamJennifer Maucher, Steve Morton, Elisabeth LabanOur GoalsMonitor & MaintainMonitor and maintain an extended survey area along ...
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New Volunteer

Interested in volunteering? Find out what is involved.We are looking for new volunteers all across the U.S. to monitor coastal or freshwater environments for potentially harmful phytoplankton.Are you interested in ...
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Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN)

Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN)Better Understanding of Harmful Algal Blooms Through Volunteer MonitoringSubmit DataExplore DataThe National Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN) is a community-based network of volunteers monitoring marine phytoplankton and harmful ...
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Submit Data Regions

Harmful Algal Bloom Screening Data EntryPlease note: The data entry forms have been updated. For user account and/or problems regarding data submission contact: Steve Morton Atlantic Region 1: New York, ...
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