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Evaluation of marine zooplankton community structure through environmental DNA metabarcoding

MBON research by the Breitbart Lab at USF demonstrates that eDNA metabarcoding is a promising technique for future biodiversity assessments of pelagic zooplankton in marine systems.

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Beyond chlorophyll fluorescence

The time is right to expand biological measurements in ocean observing programs, according to a new Scientific Committee for Ocean Research (SCOR) working group.

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Update on Product Enhancements and Data

The MBON teams continued work on the data products.

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Our Projects

Sanctuaries MBON Project locations.

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Coral Spawning Flower Garden Banks

MBON researchers observe coral spawning in Flower Garden Banks

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Cross MBON Collaboration

Collaboration between US MBON projects creates added value

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Seascapes featured in ICES Journal of Marine Science

Kavanaugh and MBON team advance seascape ecology research to better support biodiversity assessments.

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MBON Portal

When completed, the MBON Portal will give researchers access to real-time, delayed-mode, and historical datasets for species, habitats, in situ and remotely-sensed physical, chemical and biological observations.

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) is one of three Sanctuaries involved...

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) prote...

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Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) is the only sanctuary in the...

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Story Map Explains eDNA and HABs

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservat...

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Demo Video of MBON Portal

To explain the MBON portal functions and...

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Stanford COS Video Highlights eDNA Researchers

June 7 -- A new video by Stanford Unive...

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MBON eDNA discussed on BBC World Service

The environmental DNA research of Alexan...

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