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Expanding the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Resear...

This project expands existing harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring conducted by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Environmental Research Laboratory (STAERL) to include testing shellfish for domoic acid and diarrhetic shellfish ...

Portable Toxin Detection Technology to Support Gre...

This project improves the rapid detection of cyanotoxins in the field to provide managers with timely information on risk and minimize exposure to stakeholders. The team will pilot use of ...

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California Tribal Communities Ready to Monitor Cul...

Shellfish are often the lifeway for tribes along the U.S. West Coast who rely on indigenous fisheries for subsistence. However, the expanding range of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the ...

Pacific Northwest Tribes Participate in NCCOS-host...

Tribal members collecting phytoplankton. Credit: NOAA. NCCOS scientists hosted a phytoplankton and toxin monitoring workshop for Tribal environmental specialists from the First Nations Health Authority, part of the WATCH Community ...

Southeast Alaska Tribes Trained to Detect Harmful ...

Southeast Alaska tribal members participating in HAB workshop. NCCOS’s Phytoplankton Monitoring Network trained over 40 environmental tribal personnel from Southeast Alaska in toxic phytoplankton sampling and identification. This workshop took ...

New Virtual Workshop Expands Tribal HAB Sampling t...

Thomas Farrugia of AOOS demonstrating the digital microscope to be used by participants. NCCOS scientists from the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN), in collaboration with the Alaska Ocean Observing System and ...

Workshop Empowers Southcentral Tribal Communities ...

NCCOS, Ocean and Earth Environmental Services, and the Chugach Regional Resources Commission (CRRC) have initiated their Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with a two day training workshop at the ...

Phytoplankton Monitoring Network to Translate Citi...

Historically, Hispanic Americans have been underrepresented in both higher education, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Hispanics represent 17 percent of the workforce, but hold only 8 percent ...

Enabled by NCCOS Response and Training, SC Respond...

Left: Visible Aphanizomenon bloom from Goose Creek Reservoir. Right: NCCOS scientist Steve Morton collects samples. Credit Karen Morton. A blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom was detected in a reservoir used as ...

Phytoplankton Monitoring Network: 20 Years of Citi...

The National Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN) is celebrating 20 years of improving harmful algal bloom (HAB) research through its citizen science monitoring efforts. The program has supported a national community-based ...

Virtual Workshop Empowers Arctic Tribal Communitie...

NCCOS scientists, in collaboration with Ocean and Earth Environmental Services, conducted a virtual workshop in January to introduce members of the Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC) to methods and techniques ...

NCCOS Supports Inception of Harmful Algal Bloom Mo...

Clams are gathered for testing in Southeast Alaska. Photo Credit: Bethany Goodrich, Southeast Sustainable Partnership Alaska Natives rely on a variety of marine resources, including shellfish, as part of their ...
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NCCOS runs the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN) to link volunteers who monitor for marine phytoplankton and HABs in cooperation with professional scientists. We build a more informed public while expanding the reach and resolution of HAB monitoring. Over 200 PMN volunteers sample 140+ sites in 17 states and the US Virgin Islands.
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Data & Publications

Biological, chemical, and physical data from the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network from 13 Sep 2001 to 7 Mar 2013 (NODC Accession 0117942)

The Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN) is a part of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). The PMN was created as an outreach program to connect volunteers and professional scientists in the monitoring of marine phytoplankton and harmful algal ...

Evaluation of Rapid, Early Warning Approaches to Track Shellfish Toxins Associated with Dinophysis and Alexandrium Blooms

Marine biotoxin-contaminated seafood has caused thousands of poisonings worldwide this century. Given these threats, there is an increasing need for improved technologies that can be easily integrated into coastal monitoring programs. This study evaluates approaches for monitoring toxins associated with ...

First report of an Ansanella granifera bloom associated with eutrophication in Cuban waters, Caribbean region

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) have been associated with fish and shellfish kills, ecosystem damage, human health impacts, and significant economic losses to the aquaculture and tourist industries throughout the world. The increase of HABs in recent years is generally related ...

Nitrogenous Nutrients Promote the Growth and Toxicity of Dinophysis acuminata during Estuarine Bloom Events

Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) is a globally significant human health syndrome most commonly caused by dinoflagellates within the genus Dinophysis. While blooms of harmful algae have frequently been linked to excessive nutrient loading, Dinophysis is a mixotrophic alga whose growth ...

The emergence of Dinophysis acuminata blooms and DSP toxins in shellfish in New York waters

The dynamics of Dinophysis acuminata and its associated diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxins, okadaic acid (OA) and dinophysistoxin-1 (DTX1) as well as pectenotoxins (PTXs), were investigated within plankton and shellfish in Northport Bay, NY, USA, over a four year period ...

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About PMN

Meet the Team Our Goals More About the Project Jennifer Maucher, Steve Morton, Elisabeth LabanMonitor & MaintainMonitor and maintain an extended survey area along coastal waters throughout the yearList of ...

New Volunteer

We are looking for new volunteers across the U.S. to monitor coastal or freshwater environments for potentially harmful phytoplankton. If you are available and interested in sampling your local waters ...

Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN)

The National Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN) is a community-based network of volunteers monitoring marine phytoplankton and harmful algal blooms (HABs). PMN recognizes the interrelationships between humans and coastal ecosystems while ...

Submit Data Regions

Please note: The data entry forms have been updated. For user account and/or problems regarding data submission contact: Steve Morton Atlantic Region 1: New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New ...

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