Phytoplankton samples this week are dominated by Pseudo-nitzschia and Chaetoceros sp. in both the Inner and Outer bay. Pseudo-nitzschia is at bloom levels in the samples from Sadie Cove and Peterson Bay. We have started to see larger amounts of Alexandrium in our samples and are awaiting shellfish toxin testing results. We should have these results by tomorrow and will send out an extra update this week if any of them come back above the regulatory limit
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