SoundHAB – Puget Sound HAB Partnership Begins 7th Year
SoundHAB is an e-mail listserv for researchers, state and local managers, and the mariculture industry to share timely information about harmful algal blooms (HABs) throughout the Salish Sea area of the Pacific Northwest (i.e., the Strait of Georgia, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound), especially marine waters of Western Washington state. More than 100 SoundHAB subscribers exchange information on all types of HABs, fish kills (wild and farmed), unusual oceanographic events and related information.
The listserv is maintained by the U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, supported in part by the NOAA NCCOS HAB Event Response Program. SoundHAB was established during a NOAA funded response to a 2006 Puget Sound Heterosigma outbreak and this successful program is now entering its 7th year of operation of SoundHAB.