With harmful algal blooms (HABs) occurring in the nation’s lakes, bays and sounds, NCCOS is expanding HAB monitoring and forecasting to these smaller water bodies which can be resolved by ... Read More
Originally built as the Nancy Dousman in 1832, the schooner Gallinipper is Wisconsin's oldest shipwreck discovered to date. The 95-foot long schooner linked Wisconsin coastal cities with distant markets in ... Read More
A NCCOS study, co-sponsored with the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, used an ecosystem model to evaluate the potential risk of two species of highly invasive bigheaded carp fish (a type ... Read More
Amy V. Uhrin (left), NOAA’s Marine Debris Program, and Ed Johnson, NOAA's Mussel Watch Program, collect samples of driessenid mussels on a NOAA/GLERL research vessel in Lake Michigan, summer 2018 ... Read More
NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 257. Credit NOAA NCCOS. NCCOS and its partners completed a comprehensive ecological assessment of Wisconsin – Lake Michigan and the findings are published in a new ... Read More
The NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab's R/V Storm (right) pulls into Roger City Yacht Harbor, Michigan, alongside the Bathymetric Explorer and Navigator (far center; small yellow vehicle) after transiting ... Read More
After a November 2018 finding that one type of airborne blue-green algae toxin was likely inhaled deep into human lungs, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) researchers, supported by NOAA’s National ... Read More
Last month a team of scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) completed a two-week field mission aboard NOAA Research Vessel Storm to map the lakebed and explore shipwrecks ... Read More
A recent publication by NCCOS-funded scientists shows how new invasive species in the Great Lakes are easily dispersed by Lake Michigan and Lake Erie currents. Upper panels show the dispersal ... Read More
The 60th annual Conference on Great Lakes Research was held in Detroit, Michigan, on May 15 -19, 2017. Credit: International Association for Great Lakes Research. The International Association for Great ... Read More
The National Status and Trends Program is comprised of three nationwide programs: Benthic Surveillance, Mussel Watch, and Bioeffects. These programs are in place to observe estuarine and coastal waters nationwide to describe the current status and detect changes in the ... Read More
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