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Toward an Integrated Arctic Observing Network

Observable changes with regional and global implications, such as warming temperatures and reduced sea ice, are taking place across the Arctic. However, the record of Arctic observations suffers from incomplete geographic coverage and limited duration, and measurements are not well ...

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Cooperative Research in the National Marine Fisheries Service

In recent years there has been growing interest in having fisheries stakeholders involved in various aspects of fisheries data collection and experimentation. This activity is generally known as cooperative research and may take many forms, including gear technology studies, bycatch avoidance studies, and ...

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Exploration of the Seas: Voyage into the Unknown

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Marine Mammal Populations and Ocean Noise: Determining When Noise Causes Biologically Significant Effects

Attention has been drawn to the subject of how ocean noise affects marine mammals by a series of marine mammal strandings, lawsuits, and legislative hearings, and most recently, the report from the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. One way to ...

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A Geospatial Framework for the Coastal Zone: National Needs for Coastal Mapping and Charting

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Future Needs in Deep Submergence Science: Occupied and Unoccupied Vehicles in Basic Ocean Research

Deep-diving manned submersibles, such as Alvin, which gained worldwide fame when researchers used it to reach the wreck of the Titanic, have helped advance deep-ocean science. But many scholars in this field have noted that the number and capabilities ...

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Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay discusses the proposed plan to offset the dramatic decline in the bay’s native oysters by introducing disease-resistant reproductive Suminoe oysters from Asia. It suggests this move should be delayed until more is known about the environmental risks, ...

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Enabling Ocean Research in the 21st Century:Implementation of a Network of Ocean Observatories

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Environmental Cleanup at Navy Facilities: Adaptive Site Management

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Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals

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