It is a relatively quiet week for phytoplankton in Kachemak Bay; we are seeing sparse levels of phytoplankton from most of the sites in the Inner Bay. However, Pseudo-nitzschia is blooming in Homer Harbor. In the Outer Bay at Kasitsna Bay and Port Graham the phytoplankton is abundant with Pseudo-nitzschia, and Lauderia competing at bloom levels.
We will be testing wild shellfish next week and hope to have preliminary results to report out to you all in next week’s Weekly Update.
For more information on this Phytoplankton Update and the Qualitative Analysis of Phytoplankton Data, click here.