Category Archives: Contaminants

Trying To Sample After the Equinox

By Dr. Ian Hartwell, Marine Biologist National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) This project was designed to provide baseline data on the ecological health  and condition of the bottom dwelling communities in the Nushagak and Kvichak Bays in southwestern Alaska. … Continue reading

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Scientists Look at 10 Years of Data to Describe Aspects of St. John’s Coral Reefs and Fish Populations

  The coral reef ecosystems of St. John, U.S. Virgin islands play an important cultural and economic role for the region, so it was with great concern that both scientists and residents of St. John began noticing a decline in … Continue reading

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NCCOS Continues to Issue Weekly Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasts for Lake Erie in 2013

By Tim Wynne Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science For the 5th consecutive year, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) will issue weekly forecasts for the extent, intensity and likely impacts of harmful … Continue reading

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Coastal Economies: Researching Aquaculture for Nutrient Mitigation in Long Island Sound

NOAA Ocean Science Blog sat down with Dr. Suzanne Bricker of NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Coastal Ocean Assessments, Status, and Trends (COAST Branch), to talk about her research to leverage aquaculture as a potential … Continue reading

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Partnerships: NOAA Researchers Collaborate with Alaska Native Subsistence Communities to Assess Seafood

By Dr. Dennis Apeti, Physical Scientist Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Alaska Native Communities Approach NOAA for Answers About Status of Potential Contaminants in Subsistence Seafood In 2007, NCCOS scientists at … Continue reading

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Technology: NCCOS’ Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment: Science Evolving to Meet Changing Ecosystem Management Needs

By Mark E. Monaco, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Our Mission Applied vs. theoretical science is focused on answering discrete natural resource  management and conservation questions, whether they have to do … Continue reading

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Pollution :Changes Over Time: How NOAA’s Mussel Watch Program is Adapting to the Needs of Coastal Communities

By Gunnar Lauenstein, PhD, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Beginnings: The NOAA Mussel Watch Program (MWP) is focused on applying the science, methods and approaches our researchers have honed over the past 20 years, … Continue reading

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