The algal toxin domoic acid (DA) poisons hundreds of marine mammals each year. Presently, first responders do not have access to sensors capable of rapidly and accurately monitoring DA for ... Read More
NCCOS’s Phytoplankton Monitoring Network trained over 30 environmental tribal personnel from Southeast Alaska and Kodiak Island in toxic phytoplankton sampling and identification. The training took part during the 8th Annual ... Read More
Southwestern states and Pacific Islands are experiencing increasing occurrences of harmful algal blooms in both coastal ocean and freshwater bodies. Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with ... Read More
Effective monitoring and management of harmful algal blooms (HABs) relies on accurate and timely identification of the species involved. Phytoplankton responsible for HABs varies dramatically in size, shape, pigmentation, toxins, ... Read More
NCCOS scientists provided training and technical guidance to scientific staff of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Environmental Regulatory Laboratory (STAERL) on the extraction and detection of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins (PST) ... Read More
About PMN Meet the Team Our Goals More About the Project Meet the PMN TeamJennifer Maucher, Steve Morton, Elisabeth LabanOur GoalsMonitor & MaintainMonitor and maintain an extended survey area along ... Read More
Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN)Better Understanding of Harmful Algal Blooms Through Volunteer MonitoringSubmit DataExplore DataThe National Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN) is a community-based network of volunteers monitoring marine phytoplankton and harmful ... Read More
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