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New Research Aims to Unravel How Nutrients Drive Toxic “Brown Tides”

NOAA has awarded Massachusetts-based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution $120,000 as part of an anticipated three-year, nearly $500,000 project, to determine how nitrogen and phosphorus promote brown tides on the East Coast. Funds were awarded through the interagency Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) program, represented at NOAA by the National Centers for Coastal […]

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Invasive Sea Squirts Threaten Shellfish Aquaculture

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science researchers and their collaborators found that ten invasive tunicate species are fouling shellfish aquaculture operations along much of the U.S. East Coast, causing decreased growth rates, increased mortality, and high maintenance costs.  The survey identified the locations of highest fouling, which will be used to develop a plan to […]

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Abstracts Sought for the 2007 Estuarine Research Federation Session, Modeling Hypoxia: Approaches and Application to Management

Abstracts are being sought for the Estuarine Research Federation (ERF) 2007 Conference Session titled Modeling Hypoxia: Approaches and Application to Management, to be held in Providence, Rhode Island from November 4-8, 2007. Detailed meeting and session information, including the abstract submittal process are available online at The deadline for abstracts is May 23, 2007. […]

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Hypoxia meeting in Rhode Island

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)-sponsored scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Brown University, University of Connecticut, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and Narragansett Bay Estuary Program are working closely with state managers to assess the ecosystem responses to nitrogen load reductions and to develop a forecast model as a critical adaptive management […]

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NOAA Awards First Installment of $2.5 Million Grant to University of Rhode Island to Study Hypoxia in Estuarine Ecosystems

NOAA has awarded the University of Rhode Island $1.5 million to develop modeling tools to predict low oxygen levels in upper Narragansett Bay, R.I. This award is the first installment of a five-year, approximately $2.5 million grant. This ecosystem-scale project aims to characterize and predict the oxygen dynamics within Narragansett Bay through coordinated, multidisciplinary studies […]

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