National Center for Coastal Ocean Science Grants Funds to Research Toxic Algal Blooms

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More help could be on the way, thanks to NOAA’s National Center for Coastal Ocean Science, which is allocating more than $10 million dollars to fund research into one of the undesirable effects of the Bonnet Carre Spillway — toxic algal blooms.

NOAA will fund 12 new research projects around the country to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms and to improve the collective response to them.

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In all, NOAA is allocating $10.2 million dollars to fund this research across our nation with about $8.4 million of that covering the first year of new 3- to 5-year projects, and another $1.78 million going to 3-year projects already under way.

Researchers awarded this money will conduct research to identify conditions that increase algal bloom toxicity; model toxin movement from the water into shellfish, fish, and marine mammals; and to improve toxin monitoring and forecasts.

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