Although it was a slow week with the phytoplankton, things were busy with the shellfish! We joined local Fish and Game staff to collect razor clams for toxin analysis from both sides of Cook Inlet this week. Mussel samples from Homer Harbor and Kasitsna Bay are also being collected to be sent off for analysis by DEC’s Environmental Health Laboratory in Anchorage on Monday. We will be reporting on those results next week.
For more information on this Phytoplankton Update and the Qualitative Analysis of Phytoplankton Data, click here.