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August 14, 2014
Department of Environmental Protection Caloosahatchee TMDL Meeting

 Meeting to receive public comments on:   1) a draft nutrient and dissolved oxygen (DO) total maximum daily load (TMDL) report for impaired waters in the Caloosahatchee River Basin, to be adopted in Rule 62-304.800, F.A.C. and   2) having the nutrient TMDLs, if adopted, constitute site specific numeric interpretations of the narrative nutrient criterion […]

November 13, 2013
Fears crown of thorns starfish plague will wreak havoc on Great Barrier Reef

Thu 7 Nov 2013, 8:03am AEDT. ABCNews Scientists are worried the Great Barrier Reef is on the verge of being hit by the most damaging crown of thorns starfish outbreak on record. Sections of the reef between Cooktown and Cairns are already in the grip of an outbreak, the fourth recorded since the 1960s. "At […]

October 17, 2013
Surviving in a Marine Desert: The Sponge Loop Retains Resources Within Coral Reefs

Dr. Ir. J.M. de Goeij. University of Amsterdam (UvA). Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics – Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology (IBED-AEE) Sponges retain the majority of energy and nutrients produced on coral reefs, dissolved organic matter (DOM), and transfer it to reef fauna as cellular debris through a rapid cell turnover. DOM transfer through th […]

July 26, 2013
Lake Okeechobee dumping spells pollution problems for coastal rivers

By CURTIS MORGAN [email protected] With Lake Okeechobee two feet too high and still rising after a month of heavy rain and far-off Tropical Storm Dorian posing a potential but highly uncertain threat, federal engineers on Thursday cranked opened the flood gates on the big lake, spilling tens of billions of gallons of polluted water down […]

October 1, 2012
Scientists link nutrient pollution to coral bleaching

27 September 2012, by Tom Marshall Too many nutrients can put corals at risk, a new study shows. Excessive nitrogen in the water affects their ability to cope with rising water temperatures and other environmental pressures, making them vulnerable to harmful bleaching. That is, an excessive supply of nutrients can paradoxically lead to nutrient starvation. […]

NOAA: Study Finds That Ocean Acidification Is Accelerated In Nutrient-Rich Areas

by News Service – September 24, 2012 21:01 EST SILVER SPRING, Marlyland — Carbon dioxide released from decaying algal blooms, combined with ongoing increases in atmospheric carbon emissions, leads to increased levels of ocean acidification, and places additional stress on marine resources and the coastal economies that depend on them, according to a new […]