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NCCOS, Partners Prepare Harmful Algal Bloom Sensor...

NCCOS scientists and their partners have completed technical preparations for the first deployment of an Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) in the Great Lakes. The ESP - already in use on ...
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NOAA Hollings Scholars Provide New Toxicity Data o...

NOAA Hollings scholars Brittany Evans (Eckerd College) and Catherine Nguyen (University of Maryland) spent this summer at the NCCOS laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina, researching the effects of oil spill ...
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NOAA Student Scholars Present Summer Research With...

Ten student undergraduate scholars, most with the NOAA Educational Partnership Program and Hollings Scholarship Program, are interning this summer with the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) in Silver Spring, ...
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Improving Detection of Blue-green Algal Threats in...

NCCOS scientists collected samples to provide field calibration data for MODIS satellite imagery products. NCCOS provides these products to the South Florida Water Management District, which uses the imagery to ...
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NCCOS Supports Florida's Martin County Assessment ...

NCCOS, through its HAB Event Response program, in response to a request from the Martin County Board of County Commissioners, has provided funds and identified experts to track the recent ...
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Seaweed "Super Sucker" - Helping Restore Hawaii's...

From 1998 to 2014, NCCOS supported the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative (HCRI) to fund research on Hawaii's coral reefs, including invasive algae and seaweed control measures. One outcome was the ...
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Workshop Supports HAB Toxin Detection Technologies...

Toxins produced by harmful algal blooms (HABs) accumulate in marine resources and are a major cause of human seafood poisoning around the world, which impedes economic development and international trade ...
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Living Shorelines Provide Better Fish Habitats

Riprap-sill shoreline at NCCOS lab in North Carolina. Credit: NOAA. In many places, estuarine shorelines are protected from erosion by riprap—a jumble of rock and other hard materials piled along ...
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Lagoon-Gulf Action Day Addresses HAB issues on the...

On July 14 in Washington, D.C., House Representatives from Florida Patrick Murphy (18th District) and Curt Clawson (19th District) hosted a Lagoon-Gulf Action Day to bring attention to the immediate ...
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Meeting Challenges in Estuarine and Coastal Ecosys...

Along with individual stressor-based research projects, NCCOS undertakes a broader ecosystem approach using larger, multidisciplinary research projects. A recent essay, authored in part by NCCOS-sponsored scientists, gives perspectives on challenges and ...
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Weed Risk Assessment for Aquatic Plants: Modification of a New Zealand System for the United States

We tested the accuracy of an invasive aquatic plant risk assessment system in the United States that we modified from a system originally developed by New Zealand’s Biosecurity Program. The US system is comprised of 38 questions that address biological, ...
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WEMo (Wave Exposure Model): Formulation, Procedures and Validation

This report describes the working of National Centers for Coastal Ocean Service (NCCOS) Wave Exposure Model (WEMo) capable of predicting the exposure of a site in estuarine and closed water to local wind generated waves. WEMo works in two different ...
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Why is Hawaii's ocean important? A Keiki Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to the coral reef ecology and coastal ecology conservation of Hawaii ...
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Wind-driven lateral circulation in a stratified estuary and its effects on the along-channel flow

In the stratified rotating estuary of Chesapeake Bay, the Ekman transport drives a counterclockwise lateral circulation under down?estuary winds and a clockwise lateral circulation under up?estuary winds (looking into estuary). The clockwise circulation is about twice as strong as the ...
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Zooplankton community grazing impact on a bloom of Alexandrium fundyense in the Gulf of Maine

Shipboard grazing experiments were conducted in the Gulf of Maine and on Georges Bank during of June 2006 to estimate zooplankton community grazing impact on a natural bloom of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense. Surface seawater samples containing natural populations ...
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