While chemical dispersants mitigate oil spills, they may also pose risks to coastal and estuarine ecosystems. We are determining oil and dispersant toxicity thresholds in seven key species to assess ... Read More
We are exploring how environmental changes that resulted from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster of 2010 are affecting human health and well-being in neighboring coastal communities. Federal, state, and academic ... Read More
USCG members view coral in NCCOS Labs. Credit NOAA/NCCOS. Earlier this month, NCCOS's Charleston, South Carolina, laboratories hosted the Prevention and Response Departments from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sector ... Read More
The Loop Current takes various tracks, sometimes moving fairly directly from the Yucatan Peninsula to the Florida Straits and sometimes forming a large loop that extends into the northern Gulf ... Read More
The Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) and the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) are proposing a joint investigation to refine protocols for planting native marsh grasses as ... Read More
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