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Seasonal Forecasting of Karenia brevis Red Tide Bl...

This project is developing modeling tools to improve short term and seasonal predictions of toxic red tide Karenia brevis blooms in the Gulf of Mexico West Florida Shelf. The project ...

Transitioning to Operations NOAA Supported Statist...

The Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act (HABHRCA) mandates the development of scientific tools for natural resource managers to address hypoxia in coastal ecosystems. In response, NCCOS ...

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New Funding to Reduce Nutrient Pollution Reviewed ...

The Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force held its 37th annual meeting in December to review ongoing actions to improve water quality in the Mississippi River basin and to discuss ...

Third Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force Report to ...

The Gulf of Mexico is home to the largest annual hypoxic zone in the United States, an area of low oxygen which puts at risk valuable commercial and recreational fisheries ...

Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Task Force Convenes to Di...

The Mississippi River Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force, otherwise known as the Hypoxia Task Force (HTF), held a virtual fall meeting from December 13- 14, 2021. The Task ...

Larger than Expected Summer ‘Dead Zone’ Measured i...

Map of measured Gulf hypoxia zone, July 25–31, 2021 (LUMCON/NOAA). Red area denotes 2 mg/L of oxygen or lower, the level which is considered hypoxic, at the bottom of the ...

National Harmful Algal Bloom Observing Network Fra...

The National Harmful Algal Bloom Observing Network (NHABON) Framework offers a high-level regional analysis of existing efforts to monitor and forecast harmful algal blooms (HABs) and identifies gaps in observing ...

NOAA Highlights Dead Zone Science at Hypoxia Task ...

The Mississippi River Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force, otherwise known as the Hypoxia Task Force (HTF), held a virtual fall meeting from September 30 to October 1, 2020 ...

Smaller than Average Summer ‘Dead Zone’ Measured ...

NCCOS-supported scientists have determined that this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”—an area of low oxygen that can kill fish and marine life—is approximately 2,116 square miles, equivalent to 1.4 ...

Large ‘Dead Zone’ Measured in Gulf of Mexico

Dr. Nancy Rabalais (at left) and crew, aboard R/V Pelican, prepare to deploy a conductivity, temperature, and depth (CTD) carousel (rosette) containing an array of Niskin water sampling bottles. The ...

Scientists Use New Technique to Measure Size of Gu...

Every summer, the largest hypoxic zone in the U.S. forms in the northern Gulf of Mexico, resulting in widespread ecosystem and economic impacts. Determining, and then mitigating the size of ...

NCCOS Research Featured at Florida Red Tide Forum

Red Tide Transport to the Coastline. Given observations indicative of K. brevis red tide, where would these cells go if transported by the circulation? Dr Weisberg and his team applied ...
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Dead Zone

Since its inception in 1990, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science has provided the research foundation upon which management of the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is ...

Environmental Compliance

All federal agencies are required to review everything they do (e.g., construction/facility modifications, operations, scientific research) for compliance with variousenvironmental statutes (e.g. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Marine Mammal ProtectionAct ...

HABHRCA

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxic events (severe oxygen depletion) are some of the most scientifically complex and economically damaging coastal issues challenging our ability to safeguard the health of ...

Harmful Algal Blooms

NCCOS research advances understanding of what causes and sustains HABs and their toxins, and uses that understanding to develop information and tools, predictive models, forecasts, and prevention strategies. Projects focus ...

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