Algal Blooms

Algal Blooms

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CDPH Updates Seafood Warning

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
  • commercially or recreationally caught crabs

Seafood Advisory Due to Harmful Algal Bloom

By Wilson44691 at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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, commercially or recreationally caught anchovy and sardines, or the internal organs of commercially or recreationally caught crab taken from Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

HAB Forecasts Added to Portal

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 in the nowcast field.  This model is in active development, continue to use with caution. Check it out!

Report Mammal Sightings with JellyWatch


To assist with the crowdsourcing of marine mammal strandings, UCSC and CeNCOOS have partnered with JellyWatch. JellyWatch is a website and mobile app that allows users to report sightings of a variety of marine organisms. For our harmful algal bloom (HAB) modeling project, a new category is available on the sightings list for mammal observations!

Please help us spread the word about using JellyWatch to log marine mammal strandings and sightings.

Satellite Chlorophyll

Composite images of Chlorophyll-a data from MODIS - Aqua are available to view and download through the CeNCOOS data portal. Data covers a large area spanning the West Coast, extending from Canada to Mexico at a resolution of  1/80 of a degree. 


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