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An Ecological Characterization of the Marine Resou...

We studied the coastal waters of Vieques, Puerto Rico, looking at fish and bottom-dwelling animals, contaminants in sediments and corals, and nutrient levels in surface waters. We also mapped the ...

Assessing Futiga Dump Site Impacts on Fagatele Bay...

We will determine the potential impacts of the Futiga dump site and landfill on the coral reef ecosystem resources of the Fagatele Bay unit of the National Marine Sanctuary of ...

Baseline Assessment of Contaminants and Ecological...

We studied the water contaminant levels in the bay and the coral reef ecosystems just outside to develop a baseline environmental assessment of water quality and living marine resources of ...

Bioeffects Program Reports: Kachemak Bay, Alaska

The Bioeffects program is a nationwide program of environmental assessment and related research designed to describe the current status of environmental quality in our nation's estuarine and coastal areas. Over ...

Bioeffects Program Reports: Mid/North Atlantic Reg...

The Bioeffects program is a nationwide program of environmental assessment designed to describe the current status of environmental quality in our nation's estuarine and coastal areas. Field studies examine the ...

Bioeffects Program Reports: Pacific Coast and Hawa...

Bioeffects Assessment Program identifies and assesses biological effects associated with contaminant exposure. Over forty intensive regional studies have been conducted since 1986 using the Sediment Quality Triad approach to determine ...

Bioeffects Program Reports: South Atlantic Region

The Bioeffects program is a nationwide program of environmental assessment designed to describe the current status of environmental quality in our nation's estuarine and coastal areas. Field studies examine the ...

Nutrient Stress and Source Identification in the C...

Observed blooms of algae including caulerpa and valonia in the coral reef ecosystems of Ofu and Olosega are of concern to coastal managers. It has been hypothesized that excess nutrients ...

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Scientists Use Land Use, Demographics Data to Mode...

The NOAA National Status and Trends Program (NST) monitors and characterizes the nation’s coastal waters at risk of contamination by anthropogenic inputs. NCCOS social scientists further characterize and model relationships ...

NCCOS Contaminant Data Supports Listing of New EPA...

Puerto Rico’s Guánica Bay. Credit: US EPA Based on environmental contamination originally reported by NCCOS scientists, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added a site in Guánica, Puerto Rico, in ...

NOAA Forecasts Average ‘Dead Zone’ for Gulf of Mex...

NCCOS scientists are forecasting this summer’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone or “dead zone”—an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life— to be ...

NOAA Evaluates Using Mussel Watch Program to Monit...

Amy V. Uhrin (left), NOAA’s Marine Debris Program, and Ed Johnson, NOAA's Mussel Watch Program, collect samples of driessenid mussels on a NOAA/GLERL research vessel in Lake Michigan, summer 2018 ...

NOAA Mussel Watch Assesses Condition of Coastal Co...

Report cover: A Synthesis of Ten Years of Chemical Contaminants Monitoring in National Park Service - Southeast and Southwest Alaska Networks in Collaboration with the NOAA National Mussel Watch Program ...

Consequences of a 'Forever Chemical' Exposure on E...

A research collaboration between NCCOS scientists and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has documented the negative effects of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) on the health of the Eastern ...

First Record of Microplastics in North American Bo...

College of Charleston graduate student Francesca Battaglia (now with Coastal Carolina University) demonstrates the process of sieving gut contents for microplastic detection during the filming of Blue Planet II. Credit ...

Scientists Assess Toxicity of South Carolina's Est...

Collecting SCECAP sediment samples for analysis. Credit: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. This fall, NCCOS toxicologists supported the annual South Carolina Estuarine and Coastal Assessment Program (SCECAP) survey of ...

Nanobubble Ozone Technology Shown to Eliminate Inv...

An independent quality control testing laboratory has validated NCCOS research findings on nanobubble ozone technology (NBOT), confirming it is highly effective in controlling algae, bacteria, and motile zooplankton in ship ...

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