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Assessing Future Harmful Algal Bloom Risk for Wash...

In Puget Sound, the toxic algaAlexandrium catenellathreatens the health of people who eat shellfish contaminated with toxins it produces. An NCCOS Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB ) ...
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Common Coastal Seaweeds Release Toxins Harmful to ...

A new study has found that compounds excreted by common coastal green seaweeds, or sea lettuce, detrimentally affect other organisms. The green seaweed Ulvaria obscura forms blooms in the intertidal ...
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Puget Sound Stakeholders See Value in HAB Forecast...

At a June 26 meeting, NCCOS-funded ECOHAB project investigators concluded that climate change could increase the window of opportunity for blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate,Alexandrium catenella to occur. In light ...
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Enhanced Monitoring Saved Puget Sound Net Pen Salm...

In June, the straits, bays and islands of Puget Sound experienced some of the most extensive harmful algal blooms (HABs) in recent memory, including at least five potential toxin producers ...
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New Online Community Created to Improve National H...

NCCOS and the U.S. National Office for HABs established a new listserv to address diarrhetic shellfish poisoning. This emerging harmful algal bloom (HAB) issue has caused shellfish harvesting closures in ...
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International Aquaculture Expert Assists NCCOS in ...

On July 16, 2013, NCCOS staff met with New University, Lisban, Portugal, to discuss development of models for siting of shellfish aquaculture and restoration along the U.S. East Coast. The ...
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NCCOS-funded Science in Washington State Seeks to ...

This map shows the preliminary counts of Alexandrium cysts from a survey conducted in January and February 2013. Image courtesy of the University of Washington. In March, the Puget Sound ...
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New Technologies and Platforms Transforming Oceano...

Crew members deploy the MBARI-designed robotic instrument called the Environmental Sample Processor, or "ESP."Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. The journal Science recently declared that new technologies are making remote ...
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Volunteers can help monitor health of our waters |...

The Mussel Watch Program is a nation-wide water-quality monitoring program run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Since 1986, it has been crucial in helping scientists and the ...
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Fish-Killing Algae Species Evades Predators to Sur...

A recently published study into how Heterosigma rapidly forms blooms discovered a remarkable behavior: they flee. This fish-killing species of microscopic plant swims away when it senses single-celled predators are feeding on ...
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