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Expanding the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Resear...

This project expands existing harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring conducted by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Environmental Research Laboratory (STAERL) to include testing shellfish for domoic acid and diarrhetic shellfish ...
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NCCOS Supports Inception of Harmful Algal Bloom Mo...

Clams are gathered for testing in Southeast Alaska. Photo Credit: Bethany Goodrich, Southeast Sustainable Partnership Alaska Natives rely on a variety of marine resources, including shellfish, as part of their ...
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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 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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Native Alaskans Trained in Potentially Life-saving...

STAERL staff instruct workshop participants on proper shellfish processing techniques for saxitoxin analysis. Credit: NOAA Recent analyses conducted by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Environmental Research Laboratory (STAERL) identified lethal ...
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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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Workshop Supports HAB Toxin Detection Technologies...

Toxins produced by harmful algal blooms (HABs) accumulate in marine resources and are a major cause of human seafood poisoning around the world, which impedes economic development and international trade ...
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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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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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NCCOS Supports Algal Toxin Testing in El Salvador

The Marine Toxin Laboratory at the University of El Salvador (LABTOX-UES), supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is undergoing the national accreditation process for the analysis of saxitoxin, ...
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NCCOS Methods Transferred to Algal Toxin Testing L...

NCCOS researcher Tod Leighfield trained three scientists withOman's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries instandard sample preparation and toxin detection methods as part of an International Atomic Energy Agency -funded project ...
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