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Evaluating the Transport of Aquatic Organisms via Ship Ballast Water

Ballast water- Intro Problem Activities Analyses Database/Vessel Tracking

The primary objective of this project is to identify and quantify the bacteria, phytoplankton, and small fauna (maximum dimension < 80 m) in the ballast water of vessels engaged in U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) operations, with emphasis on non-indigenous and/or harmful organisms. A second objective is to evaluate relationships between the observed biological diversity/abundance, environmental conditions, and ballast water management activities aboard theses ships. The project's multi-disciplinary team of investigators includes Drs. JoAnn Burkholder and Howard Glasgow of the North Carolina State University Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology, Dr. Gustav Hallegraeff of the University of Tasmania, Dr. Andrew Cohen of the San Francisco Bay Estuary Institute, Dr. David Oldach of the Institute of Human Virology within the University of Maryland's School of Medicine, and Dr. Michael Mallin of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Funding is provided by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP).

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