Safe Beaches & Shellfish News

UNH researchers have discovered a critical clue to understanding why more seafood lovers are getting sick from eating shellfish - a new strain of the bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus.
Environmental data is free and available online through NH EPSCoR's Data Discovery Center.
As a result of EPSCoR-sponsored research, students at Keene State College now have the opportunity to use genomic approaches in biology and gain skills in bioinformatics analysis.
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NH EPSCoR scientists are looking for answers behind illness outbreaks from vibrio bacteria contamination.
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Students at the University of New Hampshire teamed up this summer to help protect the Great Bay and its burgeoning oyster industry.
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Read this story by summer intern Megan Verfaillie about her personal experiences working with the Stewardship Network: New England to keep the Great Bay healthy.
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Follow along with this team from KSC as they teach themselves how to apply bioinformatics to current NEST research.
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On the AGU GeoSpace blog, Amy McDermott covers a poster that EPSCoR researcher Sean Smith's team presented at AGU's December meeting on their Safe Beaches & Shellfish research.
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KSC Biology professor Loren Launen and undergraduate researcher Katie Kiley are working together understand a growing problem in saltwater habitat where shellfish are farmed.
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Preliminary survey data from researchers at Plymouth State show surfers to be stewards of the environment and holders of ecological knowledge.
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New Hampshire’s beautiful and highly rated 13-mile slice of the Atlantic coast is a popular vacation destination in New England. So how clean are its coastal beaches?
A new multi-institutional research project funded by the NSF to Maine EPSCoR and NH EPSCoR seeks to both better understand and find solutions to the scourge plaguing crucial fisheries.
UNH's Steve Jones is looking at environmental conditions that favor Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a pathogenic bacteria strain commonly found in oysters, and working to keep illness off the raw bar.