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We're helping tribal communities ID harmful phytoplankton

Published on: 12/12/2023
Research Area(s): Social Media
A group of people standing on a beach along a cliffy shoreline.

Workshop participants collect water samples to explore phytoplankton at Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory.

West Coast tribal communities depend on shellfish for subsistence. We’re working with several communities to understand their connections to the coast & provide them with info to ID harmful phytoplankton and toxins that pose health risks. Explore: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/news/california-tribal-monitor-culturally-important-marine-resources-impacted-habs/

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