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Boundary Options for a Research Area within Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Georgia

Coastal Georgia’s Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary offered potential as the only site designated for scientific research on the continental shelf along the U.S. southeast ...

Can Management Actions on Land Influence Harmful Algal Toxins in the California Current?

The marine diatom Pseudo-nitzschia. Credit: Dr: Rozalind Jester. This project will enhance an existing regional coastal model to understand the relative importance of land-based inputs ...

Can Meadows of Underwater Grasses Help Mitigate the Harmful Effects of Ocean Acidification on Eastern Oysters?

Ocean acidification (OA) in the natural environment co-occurs with other stressors, such as temperature and low oxygen, creating complex ecological interactions that are difficult to ...

Characterization of Benthic Habitats and Contaminant Assessment in Arctic Lagoons and Estuaries

We conducted an environmental characterization of lagoons and estuaries in northwest Alaska prior to oil and gas development in the region. Our results will provide ...

Characterization of Toxin Synthesis Pathways in Toxic Dinoflagellates

During the past 25 years, the abundance, range, and variety of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and their toxins have been increasing, impacting human and marine ...

Characterizing Benthic Habitats Around Saipan, CNMI to Support RICHARD Campaign

In 2019, NOAA launched the Pacific Mapping Cooperative: RICHARD (Rainier Integrates Charting Hydrography and Reef Demographics) Marianas Campaign to develop a plan to conduct much-needed ...

Characterizing Benthic Habitats in Haputo Ecological Reserve Area, Guam

In 2012, the US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas developed an Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (INRMP) for the Joint Region Marianas (JRM). The ...


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