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New Program Manager Recruited for Hypoxia Research...

David Kidwell has joined NCCOS's Ecosystem Stressors Research Branch, where he will serve as a program manager for hypoxia activities. He will oversee several projects supporting the mandates of the ...
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NCCOS Joins Steering Committee of Two Landscape Co...

Building on recent efforts to increase coordination between NOAA and the Department of Interior led Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), NCCOS's Alan Lewitus has been selected to serve on the steering ...
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2013 Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Size Above Average B...

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science supported scientists have documented that the 2013 'dead zone'(area of hypoxia, or low oxygen) in the northern Gulf of Mexico west of the Mississippi ...
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Low Levels of Chemical Contaminants Found in Sedim...

Researchers identified areas with low dissolved oxygen (DO) levels resulting in unhealthy benthic communities shown here in red, orange, and yellow. A new report is available summarizing the findings of ...
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NCCOS-funded Research Cruise Investigates Coral an...

On August 13, 2013, NCCOS and partnerswill set off on a two-week research expedition off the coast of southwest Florida to investigate the role of mesophotic (mid-depth) coral ecosystems of ...
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NOAA and Partners Issue 2013 Dead Zone Predictions...

Today, NOAA and partners issued the 2013 dead zone predictions for two of the nation's most hypoxia-impacted bodies of water:the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay. The Gulf of ...
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Managing America’s Corn Belt to Restore the ...

NCCOS is participating in a public-private program to reduce nutrient inputs to the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic ('dead') zone that managers expect to simultaneously benefit threatened native grassland bird species ...
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Blood Monitoring Supports Response and Rehabilitat...

Sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico are long-lived animals that are valuable indicator species of environmental health. They are subject to multiple hazards, such as pollutants and natural toxins, ...
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Research Shows Shellfish Metabolism of Red Tide To...

As recent as 2012, the State of Texas was impacted by the longest red tide on record, leading to the collapse of its oyster industry and the Governor to seek ...
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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Research Coordination: NO...

In overlapping venues on 17-18 April 2013, NCCOS co-led the Forum for Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Research Coordination and Advancement, and represented NOAA at the U.S. Mississippi River Gulf of ...
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U.S. Shrimp Market Integration

Recent supply shocks in the Gulf of Mexico—including hurricanes, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the seasonal appearance of a large dead zone of low oxygen water (hypoxia)—have raised concerns about the economic viability of the U.S. shrimp fishery. The ...
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Upregulation of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α and HIF-2α mRNA levels in dragonet Callionymus valenciennei exposed to environmental hypoxia in Tokyo Bay

There is an urgent need to develop reliable biomarkers of environmental hypoxia exposure in marine organisms in order to assess the ecological impacts of the marked increase in coastal hypoxia worldwide. Full-length hypoxia-inducible factor HIF-1α and HIF-2α cDNAs were cloned ...
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White paper on Gulf of Mexico mercury fate and transport: applying scientific research to reduce the risk from mercury in Gulf of Mexico seafood

This white paper provides back ground and rationale for the priorities laid out in the Action Plan and summarizes our current understanding of mercury in the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. In addition, the Action Plan emphasizes the identification of special ...
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Working with video to improve deep-sea habitat characterization

Videos collected from ROVs empower people to explore the ocean from any location. Beyond the immediate value of revealing the mysteries of the deep ocean, video footage provides a rich data source that contributes to our fundamental understanding of the ...
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