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Teacher Workshop: June 5, 2015

Fish ecology in the Atlantic, from the tropics to New England:  How studying fish diets tells about their changing ecosystems   What are the fish we eat eating?   Date: June 2015    Presenter: Dr. Joel Llopiz, WHOI Biology Department   Description: Professional Development workshop for Teachers Grade 6-12   Classroom activities   Fish food webs…

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Carbon’s Journey and Our Warming Planet

Frank Niepold and Tom Di Liberto, NOAA’s Climate Program Office in Silver Spring, MD The carbon cycle is a process where carbon dioxide travels from the atmosphere into living organisms and the Earth, then back into the atmosphere. Learn how changes in carbon dioxide levels, such as burning fossil fuels (oil, gas, etc.), affect the…

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Flying High with NWS

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Up, Up, and Away – Flying High with NWS Weather Balloons with Jeff Orrock, NOAA’s National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA NOAA launches weather balloons twice a day across the entire country. Weather balloons, also known as sounding balloons, are a special type of high-altitude balloon carrying instruments to near the…

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Some Determinants of Maturation in Brook Trout, Salvelinus fontinalis

Some Determinants of Maturation in Brook Trout, Salvelinus fontinalis McCormick, S.D. and R.J. Naiman Aquaculture, Vol. 43, pp. 269-278, 1984 WHOI-R-84-019 Size, age, growth rate and photoperiod (the controlling effects of the length of the day on phenomena such as reproductive cycles in mammals, migration patterns in birds, flowering in plants) were examined for their…

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Coastal Conference Series Spotlights Nantucket

More than 100 people attended the second biennial Nantucket Coastal Conference at the Atheneum on June 26, 2019, to hear about the coastal issues that impact Nantucket and the approaches government, industry and non-profit organizations take in addressing them.  Fifth in a series of conferences that started in 2013 and alternate between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket,…

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On the Selection of Aquaculture Species: A Case Study of Marine Molluscs

On the Selection of Aquaculture Species: A Case Study of Marine Molluscs Mann, R. Aquaculture, Vol. 39, pp. 345-353, 1984 WHOI-R-84-004 An overview of marine mollusc culture in the Pacific Ocean reveals a rich variety of species in culture, physical environments where culture is effected, and technological, social, and economic backgrounds of participating individuals. Despite…

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Study Provides Measurement of Nitrogen Removal by Local Shellfish

Towns along Cape Cod and the Islands are looking to shellfish not only as tasty culinary treats, but also for help cleaning up waters degraded by excess nitrogen in the region. While nitrogen is essential for all plants and animals, too much nitrogen in ponds and waterways—often caused by fertilizer runoff and septic tanks—can fuel…

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Study Measures Nitrogen Removal by Shellfish

February 6, 2017 — Towns along Cape Cod and the Islands are looking to shellfish not only as tasty culinary treats, but also for help cleaning up waters degraded by excess nitrogen in the region. While nitrogen is essential for all plants and animals, too much nitrogen in ponds and waterways—often caused by fertilizer runoff…

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