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MITSG 07-13J $4 10 pp
On the Relationship Between Capacity and Distance in an Underwater Acoustic Communication Channel
Milica Stojanovic, MIT Sea Grant

With underwater acoustic communication, the useful bandwidth depends on the transmission distance. This paper assesses the bandwidth dependency on the distance using an analytical method that takes into account physical models of acoustic propagation and ambient noise. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the First ACM International Workshop on Underwater Networks 2006.

MITSG 07-12J $2 4 pp
The Asian Red Seaweed Grateloupia turuturu (rhodophtya) Invades the Gulf of Maine
A.C. Mathieson, C.J. Dawes, J. Pederson, R.A. Gladych, and J.T. Carlton

This paper reports on the recent invasion of the world's largest red seaweed into the Gulf of Maine, and predicts further spread, possibly as far north as the Bay of Fundy. Reprinted from Biological Invasions 9 (2007).

MITSG 07-11 $4 pp
Adaptive Management for Impacts to Eelgrass Habitat in Gloucester Harbor
A.R. Wilbur, Mass. CZM; B.M.M Wilbur, MIT Sea Grant; and P. Colarusso, U.S. EPA

This paper describes an innovative, collaborative eelgrass restoration project that emphasizes outreach and novel research. After harvesting eelgrass with volunteers from an area in Gloucester Harbor set to be impacted by outfall pipe construction, the researchers experimented with new ways of storing the eelgrass, as described herein.

MITSG 07-10 free 12 pp
Focus: AUV Lab
Andrea Cohen, editor, MIT Sea Grant

Learn about MITSG's AUV Lab: its history, strategic plan, K-12 program, and the promise AUVs offer for environmental monitoring, fisheries research, the offshore oil industry, and more.

WHOI-R-07-002 free 7 pp
Benthic Foraminifera Associated with the Invasive Ascidian, Didemnum sp. A
Mary R. Carman, WHOI

The invasive ascidian, Didemnum sp A, first appeared in New England bays and harbors in the early 1990s, and in the waters around Cape Cod in 1993. This paper examines 52 samples of Didemnum sp A. and other ascidians collected to determine whether the foraminiferal assemblages might also be non-native, thus providing a potential clue to the place of origin of Didemnum sp. A.

WHOI-R-07-005 free 8 pp
Effects of Aqueous Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (Aroclor 1254) on Physiology and Behavior of Smolt Development of Atlantic Salmon
Darren T. Lerner, UMASS and USGS; Björn Thrandur Björnsson, Göteborg University, Sweden; and Stephen D. McCormick, UMASS and USGS

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a widespread aquatic contaminant and present in both wild and hatchery raised Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). This paper examines the effects of the PCB mixture Aroclor 1254 on survival and smolt development of Atlantic salmon.

WHOI-V-07-001 free
Coastal Landforms, Coastal Processes and Erosion Control on Cape Cod and Southern Plymouth, Massachusetts (DVD)
James F. O'Connell, WHOI Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

This DVD provides a tour of the spectacular shoreline of Cape Cod and southern Plymouth, featuring beaches, dunes, barrier beaches, coastal banks, and salt marshes, with experts discussing coastal processes, erosion control alternatives, regulatory issues, and more.

WHOI-V-07-002/003 $10 ($3 loan)
Oceans Alive Videos
WHOI Sea Grant

Videos from WHOI Sea Grant's popular lecture series "Oceans Alive" include "Whale Conservation Research in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary", "A Coastal Current in Winter: Exploring Coastal Ocean Cooling with a REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle" and "Young Scientists Present: Winning Science Fair Projects."