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Local Paper Front Page News-Dr. Hans Paerl Talks About Hurricanes and Coastal Flooding

 

 

Carteret News-Times

It’s Blooming in Lake Erie

Our lab troops (Malcolm, Haley, Jeremy) are currently  conducting nutrient bioassays, determining which nutrients are responsible for the current toxic cyanobacterial bloom spreading through Lake Erie (see URL below). This is part of the NSF-NIH supported Oceans and Human Health Lake Erie Center, that we are part of.  Talk about good timing!!

Check out this news clip:

Lake Erie’s toxic algal bloom spreads, prompting warnings

Jeremy

 

Haley

Malcolm

 

 

The Second Trip to Lake Erie

Buoyancy!

Cracking open a cold one

Haley

The Green machine

Jeremy

Malcolm and Wei jin

Malcolm

More Cyanos

Bu the vampire

Cyanos

Cyano Swirls

Dr. Hall is Interviewed by WITN News

Dr. Hall- Importance of monitoring

What’s Happening on the Neuse 2019June04

Hi all,

For two and a half decades, ModMon has provided valuable information on water quality and habitat conditions in the Neuse River Estuary and Pamlico Sound. These data are crucial for evaluating how conditions are changing in response to human and climatic pressures. ModMon has also served as a platform to support research projects aimed at figuring out how estuaries work from ecological, geological, physical, and biogeochemical perspectives.

Conditions on 4 June 2019 were pretty typical for this time of year. Salinities ranged from zero above New Bern to a maximum of about 15 in the bottom waters near the mouth.  Stratification was not particularly intense except at station 160 which was influenced by saltier bottom water likely from the Intracoastal Waterway. Hypoxic conditions occurred throughout most of the length of the estuary but were confined to a thin, ~1 m thick, layer near the bottom. A zone of high DO, high pH, and high chlorophyll a was observed at station 30 near New Bern. Microscopic examination of surface waters from station 30 revealed a high concentration of cryptophytes that are generally good food for higher trophic levels, and don’t cause problems.

Best,

Nathan

 

Congratulations to Malcolm Barnard for being awarded a Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research (GIAR)

Malcolm’s proposal is  “Understanding the effects of grazing on cyanoHAB toxicity” which involves using a dilution bioassay experiment, to investigate the effects of grazing on microcystin production in the cyanoHABs in Western Lake Erie.

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