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Satellite map of Great Lakes phragmites helps fight against invasive plant
Plots of invasive reeds near Lake Erie grow so thick that not even mosquitoes venture in. Biologists say you’re lucky if you can find a slug.
- Posted 121 days ago
New Great Lakes-wide Phragmites map reveals hidden stands of invasive plants
A group of scientists has mapped the U.S. coastline of the five Great Lakes using satellite technology to identify stands of Phragmites australis, according to a release from Michigan Technological University.
- Posted 132 days ago
Auburn University to study Cotton Bayou for effects from oil dispersants
Researchers at Auburn University have gotten the go-ahead from the town of Orange Beach, Ala., to see if there are residual effects from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the town’s water, according to Gulf Coast News...
- Posted 135 days ago
Steelhead-saving lagoon breach prevents annual steelhead deaths
And effort to prevent an annual fish kill in California’s Pescadero lagoon was a success after workers dug an artificial breach in sandbar between Pescadero lagoon and the ocean, according to the San Mateo Daily Journal.
- Posted 143 days ago
LSU storm surge monitoring accounts for wetlands, coastal geometry
When powerful storms hit the Louisiana Gulf Coast, monitoring technology from a Louisiana State University research group is there to measure how the storm packs its punch and how wetlands take the hit.
- Posted 155 days ago
University of Idaho researchers monitor amphibians with eDNA
When researchers from the University of Idaho set out to track amphibians, they ran into a problem.
- Posted 164 days ago
Gulf oil spill dramatically decreased insect populations
A Louisiana State University professor studying insect populations in wetlands near the Gulf of Mexico found that the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill caused drastic decreases in insect populations, according to a release from the university.
- Posted 165 days ago
LSU researchers simultaneously monitor, predict storm surge on wetlands
Louisiana State University researchers forecasted Hurricane Isaac’s storm surge while their sensors collected real-time data in coastal wetlands, verifying their models, according to an LSU Research Communications news release.
- Posted 169 days ago
Washington Mussel Watch program needs volunteers
The National Mussel Watch program run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration received budget cuts at the federal and state levels, prompting Washington state officials to ask for the public’s help monitoring mussels, according to the Kingston...
- Posted 184 days ago
Monitoring station helps track Columbia River’s effects on its estuary
Each summer, an ocean current pushes water from deep in the Pacific up to the surface waters on the Oregon coast.
- Posted 185 days ago