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New Benthic Habitat Mapping Technologies Evaluated

NCCOS scientists recently evaluated new, benthic habitat mapping technologies and methods during a five-day mission at Flat Cay in St. Thomas, USVI. Benthic habitats in the Caribbean - including, coral ...
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Southeast Alaska Tribes Trained in Minimizing Risk...

NCCOS scientists instructed environmental personnel from the southeast Alaska tribes in toxic phytoplankton sampling and identification techniques during the Fourth Workshop of the Southeast Alaska Tribal Toxins (SEATT) Partnership in ...
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NCCOS to Lead Deep-Sea Coral Research Initiative i...

A new NOAA report outlines research priorities for a 2016 -2019 Southeast Deep-Sea Coral Research Initiative led by NCCOS scientists and sponsored by NOAA's Deep-Sea Coral Research and Technology Program ...
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NCCOS Personnel Receive Emergency Response Trainin...

NCCOS scientistsparticipated in the first NOAA '300 level' course titled: 'Intermediate Incident Command System Training' last monthin Silver Spring, MDin preparation for agency-wideresponse to natural or man-made emergency incidents or ...
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NOAA Evaluates Capabilities of Unmanned Surface Ve...

This week, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is partnering with the Office of Coast Survey, the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO), NOAA Ship Nancy Foster, ...
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Bottlenose Dolphin Blood Gene Expression May Be Us...

NCCOS scientists recently described the blood transcriptome of bottlenose dolphins with collaborators at Dolphin Quest in Hawaii. This study, published in BMC Genomics, is the first transcriptome-wide analysis of bottlenose ...
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NOAA Provides Harmful Algae Identification Trainin...

Effective monitoring and management of harmful algal blooms (HABs) relies on accurate and timely identification of the species involved. Phytoplankton responsible for HABs varies dramatically in size, shape, pigmentation, toxins, ...
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Sensitivity of California Current Species to Ocean...

The waters along the west coast of North America are some of the most biologically productive in the world. Cool water from high latitudes flows southward from the edge of ...
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Predicting Red Tides in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico

NCCOS sponsored researchers with the University of South Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission identified why red tide blooms of toxic Karenia brevis off the west coast ...
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Outlook for Impact of HABs on 2016 Crab Season in ...

On August 11, 2016 Dr. Raphael Kudela, with theUniversity of California Santa Cruz, testified on 'Harmful Algal Blooms and Domoic Acid: Latest Forecast and a Look Ahead to the Upcoming ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, South of St. John and St. Thomas and Buck Island, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands from 2005-02-01 to 2005-02-12 (NCEI Accession 0131860)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the second year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER. The purpose of this cruise was to support the benthic characterization of coral reef habitat in ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, southern and eastern offshore of Isla de Vieques from 2009-03-26 to 2009-04-02 (NCEI Accession 0131857)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) completed its sixth year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER. The objective of this project was to collect a multibeam bathymetry dataset with 100% seafloor ensonification, ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, southern coast of Isla de Mona, western coast of Puerto Rico from 2007-04-14 to 2007-04-24 (NCEI Accession 0131853)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the fourth year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER. The objective of this project was to collect a multibeam bathymetry dataset with 100% seafloor ensonification, ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, Western coast of Puerto Rico, Mona Island, Southern coast of Vieques Island from 2008-02-25 to 2008-03-08 (NCEI Accession 0131852)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) completed the fifth year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER. The objective of this project was to collect a multibeam bathymetry dataset with 100% seafloor ensonification, ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from Nancy Foster in St. Croix, USVI, from 2014-03-12 to 2014-05-02 (NCEI Accession 0128255)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the eleventh year of an ongoing scientific research mission onboard NOAA Ship Nancy Foster funded by NOAA?s Coral Reef Conservation Program. The purpose of the cruise was to collect swath bathymetry, ...
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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in the US Caribbean/ Puerto Rico and St. Thomas from 2016-04-07 to 2016-04-26 (NCEI Accession 0157612)

NOAA's NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Team, in collaboration with NOAA Ship Nancy Foster, federal, academic, and private sector partners conducted the 2016 Seafloor Mapping of the US Caribbean project. Several areas of interest were explored and surveyd during the field mission in ...
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Water depth and reflectance collected from LADS Mk II Airborne System in Caribbean Sea and Puerto Rico from 2006-04-07 to 2006-05-15 (NCEI Accession 0153360)

These images represent LiDAR (Light Detection & Ranging) data collected by NOAA from the shoreline of southwestern Puerto Rico to about 50 meters in depth. Reflectivity was calculated for each sounding as the ratio of returned energy to transmitted energy, ...
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Water depth, acoustic backscatter, and other data collected from Nancy Foster and Fugro LADS Mark II Airborne System in Caribbean Sea and US Virgin Islands - Shoals from 2011-03-29 to 2011-04-16 (NCEI Accession 0131858)

The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) completed its eighth year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship Nancy Foster from March 29 to April 16, 2011. The objective of this project was to collect a ...
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Watershed Restoration - A Guide for Citizen Involvement in California

This document has been created to guide and suppost every person in the community, from homemaker to elected official, who wants her or his watershed to provide clean water, harvestable fish resources and other proof that life in the watershed ...
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Watersheds and coral reefs: conservation science, policy and implementation

Coral reefs worldwide are being degraded by human-induced disturbances, resulting in ecological, economic, and cultural losses. Runoff and sedimentation are among the greatest threats to the coastal reefs surrounding high islands and adjacent to continental landmasses. Existing scientific data identify ...
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