Projects Explorer

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Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: Identifying Toxic Species

Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is the most common, non-bacterial, seafood illness. The condition is caused by toxins from the microalga Gambierdiscus, and can lead to ...

Ciguatoxin Impacts on Foraging Behavior in Hawaiian Monk Seals

Hawaiian monk seals, which are critically endangered, inhabit the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and the Hawaiian Islands. For the first time we have identified the ...

Climate Change Impacts on Intertidal Zone Populations

The intertidal zone, which lies between the high and low tide marks on the shores of the world’s oceans, is a sensitive indicator of the ...

Coastal Ecosystem Susceptibility to Nutrient Pollution

We studied the estuaries of the U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico to determine which coastal areas are most vulnerable to changes in nutrient ...

Coastal Infrastructure and Resilience Research Initiative: The Georgia Coastal Equity and Resilience (CEAR) Hub

The Climate Equity and Resilience Hub aims to advance transformative and inclusive resilience tools that address systemic barriers and enhance equitable access to resources and ...

Coastal Marine Mammal Stranding Assessments

We are studying stranded marine mammals to determine causes of death, anthropogenic sources of mortality, contaminant loads, diseases processes, and life history traits. We are ...

Coastal Pollution Data Explorer

The Coastal Pollution Data Explorer is an interactive web-based interface that enables users to explore spatial and temporal trends of chemical contaminant data in U.S ...

Coastal Resilience Through Actionable Science: Evaluation of Adaptation strategies to Mitigate Surface-subsurface Flooding in Coastal Communities

We are using a coupled groundwater–surface water modeling system to evaluate the site-specific performance of proposed shoreline adaptation actions with sea level rise and storms ...

Coastal Subsurface Water Table and Saltwater Intrusion Monitoring Systems

In Southeast Florida we are developing an early warning system that tracks saltwater intrusion and water table changes to help decision makers and managers plan, ...

Coastal Water Quality Monitoring and Tool Development

Effective management of shellfish harvest in the US relies on timely and accurate information about the shellfish habitat and the factors that impact it. In ...

Collaborative Lakebed Mapping Off Apostle Islands to Support Great Lakes Restoration

We are part of a collaborative, multi-agency effort that is developing habitat maps and modeling tools to address emerging littoral management issues in the Great ...

Comparing Reef Fish Habitat Use Patterns In and Out of Hawaiian Marine Protected Areas

Coral reefs are key habitats for many near-shore Hawaiian fishes. Marine protected areas (MPAs) are created to provide islands of protection for species, habitats, and ...

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