Category Archives: Harmful Algal Blooms

Oyster Aquaculture Proposed to Combat Potomac River Pollution

A recent report published by Aquatic Geochemisty and co-authored by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science researcher Dr. Suzanne Bricker, showed that cultivating shellfish on 40 percent of the Potomac’s bottom would “remove all … Continue reading

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Marine Life in Gulf of Mexico Faces Multiple Challenges

By Maggie Broadwater, Guest Blogger from NOAA’s Harmful Algal Bloom Analytical Response Team. Editor’s Note: This is a revised posting by Maggie Broadwater of NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science that has corrected some factual misstatements in the original … 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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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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New England Offshore Areas will Reopen for Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishing Following NOAA Supported Research

NOAA Ocean Science Blog discussed with Dr. Quay Dortch from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, to talk about the recent news of the opening of New England’s Surfclam fisheryand how ECOHAB research contributed to the opening. What is … Continue reading

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Technology: Gulf of Maine Autonomous Sensor Paves Way for Better HAB Warnings

By Marc Suddleson, Manager, Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Bloom (MERHAB) Program, Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) This article is one in a periodic series regarding CSCOR activities and sponsored research. You … Continue reading

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Technology:Researchers Report Potential for a “Moderate” New England ‘Red Tide’ in 2012

By John Wickham, Program Analyst, Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) This article is one in a periodic series regarding CSCOR activities and sponsored research. You can also see the blog for other articles about … 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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Technology:Puget Sound Harmful Algal Bloom Project Uses Cyst Survey to Help Predict Blooms and to Model Climate Impacts

By John Wickham, Program Analyst, Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) This article is one in a periodic series regarding CSCOR activities and sponsored research. You can also see the blog for other articles about … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Coastal Ocean Science Blog!

This is a place where you can come to see NOAA science taking place as it happens from the vantage point of the researchers and scientists doing the work, hence the title. We will run the gamet of postings from … Continue reading

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