Algal Blooms News

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The Ocean Protection Council and Ocean Science Trust are pleased to announce the release of a new product: Frequently Asked Questions: Harmful Algal Blooms and California Fisheries.

CeNCOOS is proud to announce the release of our new Humboldt Bay Oyster Conditions dashboard. The result of a science-industry collaboration, the new dashboard provides easy access to ocean information for the region’s mariculture groups... READ MORE
Large, Persistent Algal Bloom Triggers Health Advisories 2015 Call for Nominations NYT Video Features OA Monitoring Partnership Observing Systems Assist with Refugio Spill Response Trinidad Glider Data Accessible through CeNCOOS Website READ MORE

The current health advisory has been extended to include Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

What do Great White shark sightings near Santa Cruz, a toxic algae bloom from Santa Barbara to Seattle and the collapse of the salmon fishery have in common?
CDPH updates health advisory to warn consumers not to eat the following from Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara counties:
  • recreationally harvested mussels and clams
  • commercially or recreationally caught anchovy and sardines
  • ...
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On June 1 the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a Health Advisory due to elevated levels of domoic acid in the Santa Cruz and Monterey region. This advisory warns consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels and clams,... READ MORE
Our new experimental Harmful Algal Bloom predictions are now available in the data portal. New visualization capabilities include the ability to zoom to an area of interest and the option to get a time series record of HAB probabilities at any point... READ MORE

A new Harmful Algal Bloom model for California provides experimental forecasts of HAB events one to three days into the future. Forecasts are available for Pseudo-nitzschia and Domoic Acid (the biotoxin Pseudo-nitzschia...

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