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Index of Workshops for Educators

Index of Workshops for Educators October 2019 Carbon Cycling in Coastal Wetlands May 2019 Impacts of Human-derived Pollutants on the Coastal Environment May 2018 Coral Reefs, Symbionts, and Climate Change May 2016 Plastic and Microplastic in the Ocean: What is it, and what happens to it? June 2015 Fish Ecology in the Atlantic, from the…

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Microplastics in Coastal Marine Animals: Defining the problem

Microplastics in Coastal Marine Animals: Defining the problem Principal Investigators Jordan Pitt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Mark Hahn, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Neel Aluru, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summary The PIs will address the need for fundamental knowledge about the potential threat posed by microplastics and nanoplastics to commercially and ecologically important groups of shellfish…

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1998-2000 Projects

Molecular Biomarkers of Chemical Sensitivity Mark E. Hahn and Brenda A. Jensen, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution A group of chemical contaminants known as PHAHs, or planar halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons, are persistent in the marine environment. Some of these contaminants accumulate in the blubber and other tissues of marine mammals. As a result, certain cetaceans and…

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2002-2004 Projects

Ligand Screen for Orphan Receptors in Marine Animals Mark E. Hahn and Sibel I. Karchner, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The oceans are a sink for many types of chemical pollutants, including numerous highly toxic compounds such as polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (HAH), and planar HAH (PHAH). These chemicals are found at high…

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Bioacoustics

Bioacoustics This program is a collaboration between the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Woods Hole Sea Grant. Background Light is very limited in the ocean habitat. Below the photic zone (the depth to which sunlight is able to penetrate) it is very dark. For marine mammals, however, this vast 3-dimensional world is far from dark. The…

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adaptations

Adaptations & Climate Change This program is a collaboration between the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Woods Hole Sea Grant. Background What types of adaptations do marine mammals have and how are they dealing with climate change? In order to survive in their particular habitat, all animals must have structures and behaviors that enable them to…

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