PMN Image Gallery
View brightfield images, SEM micrographs, line drawings, and listen to pronunciations of the species monitored by the PMN.
PMN monitors more than 30 diatom species. Diatoms belong to Division Heterokontophyta and Class Bacillariophyceae, with two main Orders of Centrales (centric) and Pennales (pennate).
PMN monitors more than 20 dinoflagellate species. Dinoflagellates belong to the Division Dinophyta and Class Dinophyceae, with five main Orders of Dinophysiales, Gonyaulacales, Gymnodiniales, Peridiniales, and Prorocentrales.
PMN monitors 5 freshwater species. These freshwater cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) belong to the Division Cyanophyta and Class Cyanophyceae, with three main Orders of Chroococcales, Nostocales and Oscillatoriales.
Bloom & Mortality Events
View images of blooms and the effects of harmful algal blooms from around the world. While most algae are not harmful when they form “blooms,” a small percentage of algae produce toxins that can kill fish, shellfish, mammals and birds, and may directly or indirectly cause illness in people. Even blooms of non-toxic species can have harmful effects on marine ecosystems.
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