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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Forecast Predicts Record ...

Due to extreme flooding of the Mississippi River this spring the Gulf of Mexico's hypoxic zone is predicted to be larger than average this year, possibly the largest on record ...
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‘Trigger’ for Toxin Production in Flor...

Why "red tide" dinoflagellates make compounds that are toxic to fish and humans has been a mystery for decades. Possible functions include aiding prey capture, deterring grazers, or neutralizing competitors ...
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Congressional Interest in Harmful Algae and Dead Z...

In June 2011, a House of Representatives subcommittee on energy and environment unveiled a bill to reauthorize research on hypoxic 'dead zones' and harmful algal blooms (HABs). During a hearing ...
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2011 Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Forecast

2011 Gulf Hypoxia in Brief Forecast: 8,500 - 9,421 square miles June: Preliminary survey cruise July: Release of updated forecast August 1: Preliminary press release date for measured size In ...
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Farm Runoff in Mississippi River Floodwater Fuels ...

A dead zone -- already the size of the state of New Jersey -- is growing in the Gulf of Mexico, fueled by nutrient runoff from the swollen Mississippi River ...
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Workshop Coordinates Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Dead Z...

NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NOAA Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team, and the NOAA Northern Gulf Institute hosted the 2nd annual workshop to coordinate research related to ...
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Experts Evaluate “Indicators of Well-being&#...

Monitoring the well-being of communities that depend on our oceans and coasts can indicate whether environmental conditions are enhancing or degrading quality of life for coastal residents. In the case ...
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More Data Not Always Better For Hypoxia Models

Increasing use of ecological models for management and policy requires robust evaluation of model precision, accuracy, and sensitivity to ecosystem change. For coastal hypoxia, models are used to explore the ...
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NOAA Helps Experts Review Mississippi River Marshl...

Guided by NOAA scientists, officials from Louisiana and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are convening the nation's leading marsh restoration experts on February 23, 2011 to evaluate the merits ...
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Mississippi River Diversion Workshop Organized

On 23 February 2011, NOAA (NCCOS and the National Marine Fisheries Service) and the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Science and Technology Program will convene a workshop on 'Response of Louisiana ...
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