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Weekly News: August 2004

August 13, 3004

August 13, 2004

Study Finds Insecticide Toxic to Estuarine Shellfish

NOS’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) reports that a study investigating the effects of fipronil, an insecticide used on lawns, golf courses, and agricultural crops, found it highly toxic to the grass shrimp, an ecologically important crustacean. The results of the study are published in the journal Environmental Pollution. For more information, contact Ed Wirth or Mike Fulton.

New NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Web Site Launched

The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) launched a newly designed Web site. The new site contains coral reef-related News and Highlights, Funding Opportunities, and Outreach and Education. The site also includes background information about the program, subscription information for the program newsletter and contacts for media inquiries. The new site complements NOAA’s Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS). CoRIS provides searchable access to data and information derived from CRCP activities and extensive background information and essays on coral reefs. For more information, contact Roger Griffis.

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