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Development of a water clarity index and leading c...

We are developing a water clarity index and climate indicator for the Great Lakes using satellite technology and weather patterns. The water clarity index will inform on the physical/biological drivers ...
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Forecasting the Spread and Bioeconomic Impacts of ...

We are developing predictions of the arrival and economic impact of non-native aquatic invasive species to better respond to current invasions and prevent future invasions. We are combining scientific, economic, ...
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Hypoxia in Green Bay, Wisconsin: Biogeochemical Dy...

Hypoxia conditions have plagued the lower part of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay and the Fox River for decades. We know nutrients are contributing to the problem, and we are developing ...
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Lakebed Mapping and Assessing Ecological Resources...

Bathymetric model of clay outcrops on the lakebed off Wisconsin in Lake Michigan. Model by NOAA Biogeography Branch. We are working with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and local ...
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News

NCCOS, Partners Publish Ecological Assessment of W...

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 ...
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Mapping Underwater Resources of Lake Michigan

NCCOS teamed up with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory to collect 322 underwater videos off the coast of Wisconsin in Lake Michigan. The ...
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NCCOS Begins Work to Support Wisconsin -Lake Michi...

Last week, a team from NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) met with Wisconsin stakeholders to help inform and design baseline ...
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New Predictive Tool Helps Managers in Lake Michiga...

A new predictive management tool addresses an issue that confronts Wisconsin resource managers, farmers, environmentalists and fish scientists - too many nutrients, mainly phosphorus, from the Lower Fox River washing ...
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Multi-agency Team Investigates Chemical Pollution ...

A multi-agency team of researchers has begun a summer-long project to investigate chemical pollution in the Niagara River. The team will collect water, sediment, and mussel samples from various locations ...
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NCCOS Researcher Captures Winning Image

That's a winner: a photograph of an Oyster Toadfish taken at the Shackleford Jetty near Beaufort, N.C., by NCCOS researcher Amy Uhrin. A photograph taken by NCCOS research ecologist Amy ...
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Working to Understand and Remedy Dead Zone in Gree...

Since 2010, NCCOS-sponsored scientists have studied Green Bay, Wisconsin to better understand the source, dynamics, and controls of low oxygen (hypoxia) conditions that have resulted in a "dead zone" in ...
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Research Clarifies Causes and Future of Growing De...

NCCOS researchers from the Coastal Hypoxia Research Program (CHRP) are modeling the dynamics of hypoxia in Green Bay to better understand intensifying eutrophic conditions in the southern end of the ...
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NCCOS, EPA and Partners Continue Monitoring Effort...

From July 21 to August 3, NCCOS scientists and partners collected wild and recover caged mussels from a number of sites on Lake Michigan, in both Wisconsin and Michigan, for ...
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Mussel Watch Data Presented at Great Lakes Mercury...

On May 30-31, NOAA Mussel Watch program data, collected by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, was presented at 'Mercury in the Great Lakes,' a workshop organized by U.S ...
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Products

Maps, Tools & Applications

This digital atlas, supporting the proposed Wisconsin – Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary, shows the location of cultural resources, environmental research and monitoring, and human activities. It allows managers, stakeholders, and the general public to see the location of important lake resources and how these resources are distributed relative to one another. The atlas was created to identify data gaps, help prioritize future lakebed surveys, and support a better understanding of the Lake Michigan ecosystem.
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Data & Publications

Aquatic invasive species transport via trailered boats: what is being moved, who is moving it, and what can be done?

Trailered boats have been implicated in the spread of aquatic invasive species. There has been, however, little empirical research on the type and quantity of aquatic invasive species being transported, nor on the efficacy of management interventions (e.g., inspection crews, ...
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Assessment of ecological condition and stressor impacts within Great Lakes rivers and harbors: Milwaukee estuary, Wisconsin

The Great Lakes, the largest surface freshwater resource in the world, has long been recognized for its valuable natural resources and services vital to the wellbeing of our nation. In 2012 a probabilistic sampling component was included under an expanded ...
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Biological, chemical, and physical data from the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network from 13 Sep 2001 to 7 Mar 2013 (NODC Accession 0117942)

The Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN) is a part of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). The PMN was created as an outreach program to connect volunteers and professional scientists in the monitoring of marine phytoplankton and harmful algal ...
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Cruise Report: Spring 2006 Survey of Ecological Conditions of the U.S. Middle Atlantic Bight, NOAA Ship Nancy Foster NF-06-06-NCCOS

This cruise report is a summary of a field survey conducted in coastal-ocean waters of the Mid-Atlantic Bight from Nags Head, North Carolina to Cape Cod, Massachusetts and from approximately 1 nautical mile (nm) of shore seaward to the shelf ...
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Cruise report: Spring 2007 survey of ecological conditions along the continental shelf off Florida from Anclote Key to West Palm Beach, NOAA ship Nancy Foster Cruise NF-07-08-NCCOS (May 15 – May 28, 2007)

This cruise report is a summary of a field survey conducted in coastal-ocean waters off Florida from Anclote Key to West Palm Beach and from approximately 1 nautical mile (nm) offshore seaward to the shelf break (100 m). The survey ...
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Environmental toxicology data collected by the National Status and Trends Program for monitoring contaminants in coastal United States marine water bodies from 01 Jan 1960 to 05 May 2010 (NODC Accession 0074376)

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 ...
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Eurasian watermilfoil fitness loss and invasion potential following desiccation during simulated overland transport

Vegetative reproduction promotes human-mediated dispersal of aquatic invasive plants as fragments “hitchhike” between water bodies on boats and trailers. However, desiccation of plant fragments may also reduce fitness, decreasing the likelihood of fragment survival as transport distances increase. Current inter-lake ...
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Evaluation of Lower Green Bay benthic fauna with emphasis on re-ecesis of Hexagenia mayfly nymphs

The last historic Hexagenia specimen in lower Green Bay was officially recorded in 1955. Field surveys and Hexagenia viability studies were completed to determine if lower Green Bay could support Hexagenia re-ecesis and where in the bay egg stocking could ...
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Evidence of persistent, recurring summertime hypoxia in Green Bay

Six years (2009–2015) of temperature and dissolved oxygen profile data show hypoxic conditions are common in the bottom waters of southern Green Bay, Lake Michigan during the summer. Depleted oxygen concentrations (<5 mg L−1) affect nearly 70% of the 38 ...
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Green Bay, Lake Michigan: A proving ground for Great Lakes restoration

Green Bay has sometimes been referred to as the largest freshwater “estuary” in the world. Its watershed, much of it in intensive agriculture, comprises one-third of the Lake Michigan basin and delivers one-third of the lake's total phosphorus load. At ...
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