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Toxicity and Potential Food-Web Impacts of Alexand...

Once limited to the U.S. south Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, Alexandrium monilatum has extended its range to the lower Chesapeake Bay, where it affects commercial fisheries and shellfisheries ...
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Transitioning to Operations NOAA Supported Statist...

The Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act (HABHRCA) mandates the development of scientific tools for natural resource managers to address hypoxia in coastal ecosystems. In response, NCCOS ...
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Ultraviolet (UV) light-enhanced toxicity of oil to...

One of the lingering questions after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill concerns the toxicity of thin oil sheens to aquatic species, and whether toxicity may be magnified by interaction of ...
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Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the ...

We investigated the role that the mesophotic coral ecosystems of Pulley Ridge (off the southwest coast of Florida) played in replenishing key coral, sponge, algal, and fish species in the ...
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Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the ...

We are investigating population connectivity for key coral, sponge, and fish species between shallow and mesophotic reefs of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and its proposed expansion areas ...
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User-Driven Tools to Predict and Assess Effects of...

We are developing user-friendly, management-scale forecasting tools and quantitative indicators for hypoxia impacts on the Northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. We will assess minimum data needs to ensure these forecasts ...
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Using Linked Models to Predict Impacts of Hypoxia ...

We are linking a suite of well-established models to quantify fish and shrimp population responses to combinations of nutrient loadings and planned river diversions. Our scenario analyses include different land-use ...
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Southeast Deep Coral Initiative: NOAA Multi-Year E...

A new NOAA report outlines the objectives and activities of the Southeast Deep Coral Initiative (SEDCI). The initiative is a coordinated, cross-line office effort that includes partners from NOAA Fisheries, ...
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A Primer to Living Shorelines Published

A synthesis of recent thinking and results from practitioners and researchers of Living Shorelines just hit the stands. " Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-Based Coastal Protection," details ...
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NCCOS Research on Display at 2017 Aquatic Sciences...

The 2017 the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting was held in Honolulu, Hawai′i. (Image courtesy of ASLO) From February 26 to March 3, 2017 ...
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Reducing Migratory Duck Mortality on Padre Island,...

An extremely toxic Microcystis bloom on a pond in the Padre Island National Seashore was associated with a significant mortality of redhead ducks (Aythya americana). The primary concern is the ...
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NCCOS Intern Recognized at Gulf of Mexico Oil Spil...

NOAA Hollings Scholar Brittany Evans, currently attending Eckerd College, was awarded Best Undergraduate Student Platform Presentation at the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference in New Orleans, ...
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Hypoxia Effects on Fish and Fisheries in the Gulf ...

Dr. Kim de Mutsert, lead Principal Investigator (PI) for the newly awarded Northern Gulf of Mexico project ' User-driven tools to predict and assess effects of reduced nutrients an hypoxia ...
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NCCOS Expertise Highlighted at Coastal GeoTools Co...

NCCOS geospatial expertise was highlighted at this year's Coastal GeoTools Conference in North Charleston, SC earlier this month. Hosted by the Association of State Floodplain Managers, coastal management data professionals ...
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Online Tool Explores Sea Level Rise and Coastal Ma...

A new online tool developed by the University of South Carolina, with funding through NCCOS's Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise program (EESLR), allows users to evaluate scenarios of coastal ...
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Gulf of Mexico Sea Level Rise Tools Delivered to C...

NCCOS staff and their partners held a workshop last month in Alabama to demonstrate and transfer sea level rise tools and data to regional coastal managers. Hosted by the Weeks ...
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Price of Shrimp Impacted by Gulf of Mexico “...

The low oxygen conditions slow shrimp growth, leading to fewer and more expensive large shrimp Hypoxic zones are areas in the ocean of such low oxygen concentration that animal life ...
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Eutrophication-induced acidification of coastal waters in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Insights into origin and processes from a coupled physicalbiogeochemical model

Nutrient inputs from the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River system into the northern Gulf of Mexico promote high phytoplankton production and lead to high respiration rates. Respiration coupled with water column stratification results in seasonal summer hypoxia in bottom waters on the shelf ...
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Evidence of climate-driven ecosystem reorganization in the Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico is one of the most ecologically and economically valuable marine ecosystems in the world and is affected by a variety of natural and anthropogenic phenomena including climate, hurricanes, coastal development, agricultural runoff, oil spills, and fishing ...
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Expedition Report: 2017 Southeast Deep Coral Initiative (SEDCI) expedition aboard NOAA Ship Nancy Foster (NF-17-08: August 12-31, 2017)

On August 12-31, 2017 the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) led a research expedition aboard NOAA Ship Nancy Foster supported by NOAA’s Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP) through the Southeast Deep Coral Initiative (SEDCI). The ...
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Exploring estuarine eutrophication sensitivity to nutrient loading

The sensitivity of surface chlorophyll (Chl) and bottom water dissolved oxygen (DO) to total nitrogen (TN) load was investigated using a Bayesian?based process model fit to data from a range of estuaries. The model was used to test if the ...
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Extensive reproductive disruption, ovarian masculinization and aromatase suppression in Atlantic croaker in the northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone

The long-term impacts on marine ecosystems of the recent dramatic worldwide increase in the incidence of coastal hypoxia are unknown. Here, we show widespread reproductive disruption in Atlantic croakers collected from hypoxic sites approximately 120 km apart in the extensive ...
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Fish assemblages associated with red grouper pits at Pulley Ridge, a mesophotic reef in the Gulf of Mexico

Red grouper (Epinephelus morio) modify their habitat by excavating sediment to expose rocky pits, providing structurally complex habitat for many fish species. Surveys conducted with remotely operated vehicles from 2012 through 2015 were used to characterize fish assemblages associated with ...
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Fitness consequences of habitat variability, trophic position, and energy allocation across the depth distribution of a coral-reef fish

Environmental clines such as latitude and depth that limit species’ distributions may be associated with gradients in habitat suitability that can affect the fitness of an organism. With the global loss of shallow-water photosynthetic coral reefs, mesophotic coral ecosystems (~30–150 ...
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Genetic and biophysical modelling evidence of generational connectivity in the intensively exploited, Western North Atlantic red grouper (Epinephelus morio)

Understanding the connectivity of reef organisms is important to assist in the conservation of biological diversity and to facilitate sustainable fisheries in these ecosystems. Common methods to assess reef connectivity include both population genetics and biophysical modelling. Individually, these techniques ...
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Genetic connectivity dynamics of the giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta, across the Florida reef tract and Gulf of Mexico

Resolving the genetic connectivity of coral reef taxa is necessary to understand the community dynamics of these increasingly threatened ecosystems. Herein, we assess the fine scale genetic connectivity of six populations of the Atlantic giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta (Schmidt, ...
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Genetic homogeneity of the invasive lionfish across the Northwestern Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico based on Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms

Despite the devastating impact of the lionfish (Pterois volitans) invasion on NW Atlantic ecosystems, little genetic information about the invasion process is available. We applied Genotyping by Sequencing techniques to identify 1,220 single nucleotide polymorphic sites (SNPs) from 162 lionfish ...
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