We saw low levels of phytoplankton in the inner bay this week. Chaetoceros spp. continues to be dominant in many areas of the outer bay with mixed diatoms dominating the Port Graham area samples. The ongoing Chaetoceros spp. bloom is dying down and we’ll have to see what species comes in to dominate next. In past years we have seen it switch over to Mixed Diatoms for a while and last year we also saw a Leptocylindrus spp. bloom. We have not seen the other species of concern at high levels. As always – please reach out if you have any questions.
For more information on this Phytoplankton Update and the Qualitative Analysis of Phytoplankton Data, click here.