Category Archives: General

General thoughts from NOAA scientists and their partners.

Harmful Algae and Oil Spill in Galveston Bay May Create ‘Perfect Storm’ for Local Dolphins

By Maggie Broadwater, Guest Blogger from NOAA’s Harmful Algal Bloom Analytical Response Team. Animals living in coastal waters may face a number of environmental stressors—both from nature and from humans—which, in turn, may have compounding effects. This may be the … Continue reading

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NCCOS to Use Acoustics to Better Understand Grouper and Snapper Breeding Patterns

Groupers and snappers, two highly commercially valuable types of marine fish, form large schools during their breeding season, which typically runs from January to April in the tropics. Fisherman in areas such as St. Croix, USVI, know this and use … Continue reading

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A New Ridge-to-Reef Study of the St. Croix East End Marine Park Supports Local Watershed Management Actions

By Alicia Clarke, CSS-Dynamac contractor to NCCOS National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) researchers and managers from the St. Croix East End Marine Park recently teamed to characterize and assess the status of the park’s marine environment, as well … 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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Gulf of Maine Sampling Cruise Continues…..

Images and notes from the crew in the Gulf of Maine: The group getting trained on the Craib Corer. We completed our three training stations a little after 10 pm Wednesday. We arrived at our first station around 3:30 Thursday morning, November 7. … Continue reading

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New Research Cruise in the Gulf of Maine to Improve Red Tide Forecasting

The NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer will leave port in Rhode Island on Nov 6 and head north to the Gulf of Maine.  Forty stations will be sampled throughout the US portion of the Gulf to collect sediment samples.  The researchers … Continue reading

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Research Cruise Investigates Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico

by Kimberly Puglise, Program Manager Regional Ecosystems Research Branch, Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Visit the Ocean Explorer Website for further information on the project, its use by the National Marine Sanctuaries Program, information on … Continue reading

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Climate: First Climate Sensitivity of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System blog series, Part 3 of 3, Interview with Dr. Patrick Robinson on socioeconomic findings, University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Extension

NCCOS is responsible for working with researchers from across sectors to provide internal, regional, state and local coastal and ocean resource managers with the best science tools for monitoring and mitigating existing and emerging threats to the nation’s coastal and … Continue reading

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Climate: First Climate Sensitivity of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System blog series, Part 2, Interview with A.K. Leight on biophysical study findings, NCCOS’s Oxford Cooperative Laboratory

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science is responsible for working with researchers from across sectors to provide internal, regional, state and local coastal and ocean resource managers with the best science tools for monitoring and mitigating existing and emerging threats … Continue reading

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Climate: First Climate Sensitivity of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System blog series, Part 1, Overview Interview with Dr. Dwight Trueblood, NERRS Science Collaborative Program Manager

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science is responsible for working with researchers from across sectors to provide internal, regional, state and local coastal and ocean resource managers with the best science tools for monitoring and mitigating existing and emerging … Continue reading

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