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Assessing Ocean Acidification as a Driver for Enhanced Metals Uptake by Blue Mussels

Ocean acidification, resulting from changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, will impact how a variety of chemicals, including metals, behave in the environment. This could ...

Assessing Social Values Relative to Offshore Wind Energy Areas in North & South Carolina

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM’s) Office of Renewable Energy Programs oversees development of offshore renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) ...

Assessment of Chemical Contaminants in Sediments and Biota from Cocos Lagoon, Guam

Funded by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP), the goal of this project is to quantify the extent of chemical contamination in sediments and fish ...

Assessment of Dredged Material Created Habitat in the South Atlantic Bight

Summary: We characterized the habitat formed by dredge material disposed in sites designated by the EPA offshore of Fernandina Beach, FL using SCUBA assessments, multibeam ...

Assessment of Hydrocarbon Carryover Potential for Six Field Cleaning Protocols

The logistics of sample collection in the field can be very challenging. NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration requested assistance in determining the potential for ...

Assessment of the Beneficial Use of Dredged Sediment to Restore Mordecai Island, New Jersey

Navigation channels across the country require regular maintenance dredging to avoid infilling with sediments and becoming impassible. In an experimental strategy that is often referred ...

Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Database: Construction, Documentation and Use

We reviewed published information on the status of Atlantic coastal fish habitats and recorded it in a spatial bibliographic database for the Atlantic Coastal Fish ...

Azaspiracid: An Emerging Algal Toxin

Azaspiracids are a group of toxins first reported in the 1990s in Western European waters and are now reported to occur along both the East ...


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