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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Baseline Assessment of Guanica Bay, Puerto Rico in Support of Watershed Restoration

We completed a baseline assessment of the environmental conditions in Guanica Bay, Puerto Rico, to help coastal managers identify the most appropriate restoration projects, and ...
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Benthic Habitat Characterization and Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of West Coast Sanctuaries

Cordell Bank, Greater Farallones and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuaries harbor diverse communities of deep-water fish, corals and sponges. Corals and sponges associated with groundfish ...
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Benthic Habitat Mapping for Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix

Summary: We developed benthic habitat maps for the Buck Island Reef National Monument, north of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The bathymetry (depth) ...
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Benthic Habitat Mapping in American Samoa, Guam, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

NCCOS produced a georeferenced, digital atlas of benthic habitat maps for the shallow-water (< 30m) coral ecosystem habitats around the U.S. Pacific Territories of American ...
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