May is here and the phytoplankton have been abundant in many sub-bays over the past several weeks. During the first few days of May the phytoplankton in Homer Harbor were abundant with Thalassiosira sp. at bloom levels. Samples have also had many larvae from marine invertebrates including this larval form of a Polychaete species (segmented marine worm).
Additional information, including qualitative analysis of phytoplankton data, is available in the Phytoplankton Update for Apr. 23rd – May 7th.