JUNE 17, 2016--Although horseshoe crabs resemble crustaceans, they are primitive marine arthropods considered living fossils. Their eggs are important dietary items for shorebirds including the red knot, which double their weight during migration feeding on these eggs.
Articles from June 17, 2016
JUNE 17, 2016--This week, the NOAA Marine Debris Program's Pacific Northwest regional coordinator, Nir Barnea, joined Oregon Surfrider representative to update the Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) about the progress and current status of the Oregon Marine Debris Action Plan.
JUNE 17, 2016-- Two OR&R Emergency Response Division staff members attended the Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference in Kingston, Rhode Island, this past week. This is the 14th Conference, a biannual event that provides a venue for commercial, academic, and government scientists and engineers from around the world to present and discuss the latest results and techniques in applied estuarine and coastal modeling. Christopher Barker presented a talk about working with data from a variety of coastal models.
JUNE 17, 2016--This week the OR&R Emergency Response Division assisted with Hazardous Waste Operator ("HAZWOPER") refresher training for Washington state coastal tribes.
JUNE 17, 2016--On June 15, 2016, NOAA Commissioned Officers Lieutenant Greg Schweitzer and Lieutenant Junior Grade Rachel Pryor from the Emergency Response Division along with Lieutenant Matthew Shaffer of Coast Guard Air Station Detroit conducted NOAA’s Aerial Observation of Oil Spills course at Coast Guard District Nine Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ken Finkelstein attended the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), North Atlantic Chapter 22nd Annual Meeting and Short Course in Amherst, Massachsetts on June 13-14.
JUNE 17, 2016--Last week at NOAA’s main Seattle campus, OR&R’s Emergency Response Division (ERD) oil spill scientists concluded the last of four “Science of Oil Spills” (SOS) workshops planned for fiscal year 2016.
JUNE 17, 2016--The week of June 13, several members of NOAA’s Damage Assessment, Remediation and Restoration Program (DARRP) from OR&R’s Spatial Data Branch and the Restoration Center participated in the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) All-Hands meeting in Baton Rouge, LA.
JUNE 17, 2016--The NOAA-chaired Emergency Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (EPPR) Working Group of the Arctic Council supported the USCG-led international tabletop exercise on Arctic oil spill preparedness and response in Montreal, Canada. This exercise, a hypothetical collision in Norway, represents the culmination of six months of preparation, during which various elements of international emergency communication and logistics have been tested.
JUNE 17, 2016--OR&R Director Dave Westerholm, OR&R Policy Analyst Robin Garcia, and Marine Debris Policy and Communication Specialist Rachel Keylon attended Capitol Hill Ocean Week June 7-9 at the Newseum in Washington, DC.