Toxins produced by harmful algae accumulate in shellfish, causing human illness and marine animal mortalities. We have developed a rapid, cost-effective test that measures algal toxins in shellfish to protect ... Read More
Last week, NOAA and their partners deployed an NCCOS-developed sensor for the algal neurotoxin domoic acid on an Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) off the Washington coast. The processor, known as ... Read More
Training participants receive IAEA certificates for HAB sampling and toxin analysisat the Kenya Marine Fisheries and Research Institute in Mombasa, Kenya. Credit: NOAA NCCOS researcher instructs IAEA course participants on ... Read More
NCCOS scientists and their partners have completed technical preparations for the first deployment of an Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) in the Great Lakes. The ESP - already in use on ... Read More
NCCOS scientist, Tina Mikulski,completed critical calibration of the domoic acid (DA) toxin sensor on an Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) platform located at NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) in Seattle, ... Read More
An NCCOS technical expert completed critical calibrations of the paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxin sensor for an Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) platform stationed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Laboratory ... Read More
Regulatory scientists from Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela completed two weeks of formal training for toxin detection using methodologies developed by NCCOS ... Read More
The 2014 NOS Employee Recognition and Awards Ceremony honored ten NCCOS staff membersfor outstanding accomplishments, contributions, and coordination efforts within NOS and NOAA. NCCOS staff memberscomprised about 14 percent of ... Read More
NCCOS scientist Tina Mikulski recently led a workshop in Muscat, Oman, on the detection of paralytic shellfish toxins, which can accumulate in shellfish, causing human illness and death. Shellfish must ... Read More
Fifth grade students from a district-wide magnet school met with forensic scientists at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science's (NCCOS) Center for Coastal Environmental Health & Biomolecular Research Laboratory ... Read More
An ecologically and economically disruptive harmful algal bloom (HAB) affected much of the northeast Pacific margin in 2015, during a prolonged oceanic warm anomaly. Caused by diatoms of the genus Pseudo-nitzschia, this HAB produced the highest particulate concentrations of the ... Read More
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