This week in the inner bay phytoplankton continues to be sparse. During August of 2018 and 2019 the inner bay experienced a similar decrease in phytoplankton abundances. The outer bay samples were also predominantly sparse this week, except for Tutka Bay and Sadie Cove which had more numerous phytoplankton although no single species dominated in either bay. We will continue with weekly phytoplankton monitoring into September.
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Additional information, including qualitative analysis of phytoplankton data, is available in the Phytoplankton Update for Aug. 7th – Aug. 13th.