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UC Berkeley, U.S.G.S. Scientists Discover Microscopic Invader Of San Francisco Bay, The First Known Marine Microbe Invader Of U.S. Waters

... This exotic foraminifer is a common inhabitant of estuaries and bays in Japan, where it lives in the mud in sh...inifer. The introduction of exotic species to the estuaries and inland waters of the United States is now a well known problem. Invaders such as mussels, clams,...

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Receives $1.1 Million Grant From National Cancer Institute

...edicated to the exploration of the world's oceans, estuaries and coastal regions for the benefit of all humankind....

UD Environmental News: Pfiesteria Detectors To Be Described March 18

...d "cell from hell"--has been found innutrient-rich estuaries from Delaware's Indian River Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.Public fears escalated last year when Maryland medical specialists documentedhealth problems such as short-term memory loss and skin rashes among people whohad been exposed to the organism in wat...

Reduced Nutrients Still Cause Problems In The Neuse And Tar-Pamlico Rivers

...ills and nuisance algal blooms occur in rivers and estuaries because environmental conditions are more favorabl...s, streams draining directly into ponds, lakes, or estuaries should have phosphorus concentrations less than 0.05 ppm to prevent nuisance algal growths. Relativ...

New Study Shows Group Of Marine Bacteria Dominate Offshore Waters Of Southeast, May Play Key Role In Ecosystem Processes

...d "marine alphagroup" in the near-shore waters and estuaries of the Georgia coast. As much as30 percent of the bacteria in the area belongs to a single group named marinealpha bacteria, but the reasons for it - and its significance - are stillunclear. "Right now, an important goal in marine microbiolog...

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution's Aquaculture Division Studies Viability Of Controlled Reproduction Of Southern Flounder In Captivity

...dedicated to theexploration of the world's oceans, estuaries and coastal regions, for thebenefit of all humankind....

New Long-Term Ecological Research Site Funded For Plum Island Sound Ecosystems Study

...Massachusetts, hope todiscover how productivity in estuaries -- places where rivers meet the sea -- isaffected ...m todiscover how these factors have impacted three estuaries along the U.S. EastCoast: Plum Island; Wells, Maine; and North Inlet, South Carolina. Plum...

Alaska Sea Grant To Convene Ecosystem Considerations In Fisheries Management Conference

...s from fish carcasses which have beenidentified in estuaries and in anadromous lakes and streams. Consideration of these effects onlong-term ecosystem productivity may affect the harvest management of these species....

Estuaries Vital To The Productivity Of Southeastern U.S. Fisheries

...y Southeastern species then migrate shoreward into estuaries thefollowing spring. They then spend the first vit...s arecomparatively warmer and richer in nutrients, estuaries offer juvenile marinelife better sanctuaries and more plentiful food supplies in the spring andsumme...

Offshore DDT Deposit Spreading, Research Suggests

...uantities of DDT and PCBs from the PVS to adjacent estuaries and bays. The widespread distribution of DDT in sediments of theSanta Monica and San Pedro basins supports that prediction, and the Sea Grant scientist believes that migration from PVS sediment is the only mechanism that could account for so much DDT...

Nearly half of Earth's land has been transformed by humans; 50 'dead zones' found in oceans

...s: Half of the mangrove forests, which serve as estuaries in the tropics,have been lost to a combination of coastal development and conversion toaquaculture. Global aquaculture now accounts for more than one-quarter of all fishconsumed by humans. In the case of shrimp and salmon -- the fastest growingse...

'Keys to cures' -- an online expedition to the frontier of biomedical research

...dedicated to theexploration of the earth's oceans, estuaries and coastal regions, for thebenefit of mankind....

UNC-CH marine scientist says hurricane could be catastrophic for Pamlico Sound

... -- normally seen in the freshwaterportions of our estuaries will get a foothold in the surface waters of thesounds," he said. "We are particularly concerned about Core Sound, as thisis one of North Carolina's most prized fisheries habitats." Because water entering the Pamlico Sound system, which also ...

Science in the news: public choices, science & salmon

...N PACIFIC SALMON RECOVERY The fates of salmon and estuaries are intertwined. Restoration of estuaries, as an interface between freshwater and saltwater environments, maybe as critical to salmon survival as free flowing rivers. Charles "Si" Simenstad, Washington Sea Grant Research Scientist, Senior Biologist, ...

Food web theory suggests ecology may be governed by general rules

...terature, representing an array of ecosystems-from estuaries and deserts to lakes and islands. These included the largest food web on record, the Little Rock Lake in Wisconsin, which Martinez helped develop, as well as food webs representing the Chesapeake Bay, Skipwith Pond and the Coachella Desert, among oth...

NC State scientists confirm second toxic pfiesteria species

...le-celled organisms inhabit the brackish waters of estuaries from the Chesapeake Bay and Pamlico Sound south to the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama. Burkholder named the new species in honor of Dr. Sandra E. Shumway, professor of biology and marine science at Southampton College in New York. "Dr. Shumway i...

NSF awards $4.2 Million grants to three coastal sites for long-term ecological research

... includes the Altamaha River estuary, the lagoonal estuaries bordering the mainland and Sapelo Island, and tidal marshes throughout the coastal area. Says Phil Taylor, director of NSF's biological oceanography program, which co-funded the three new coastal LTER sites, "The impacts of human activities are an i...

International conference on heavy metals in the environment

...e the effects of heavy metals on rivers, lakes and estuaries and on health. There will also be a session on poisoning from manganese, which is a component used in gasoline in Canada. Now some U.S. companies are considering adding manganese to gasoline even though recent studies in Canada show it can be as tox...

Improvement in controlling agricultural runoff still needed to prevent ecological disasters

...ervices (VDACS), the researchers created simulated estuaries (complete with tidal cycles), tomato fields, and a...imulator in a green house on campus. The research estuaries sustain fish and shrimp, and marsh plant populations so that the impact of agricultural runoff and s...

Scientists track phosphate to better understand global warming

..., and study the effects of phosphorus pollution in estuaries and lakes. In recent years, AGU meetings, traditi...North American and European soils and some coastal estuaries and not enough in soils of the tropics, sub-Saharan Africa, South America and in the open ocean. Tho...

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