Phytoplankton samples from the past two weeks have mostly been sparse. However, Peterson Bay, Bear Cove and Sadie’s Cove had moderate abundances of a variety of species present this week. We have also received this summers phytoplankton samples from our partners in Prince William Sound and are analyzing those. Information from Prince William Sound samples will be included in our annual report, however, please reach out if you are interested in knowing more about these phytoplankton samples.
Rosie and Jasmine will be participating in this year’s virtual Rotary Health Fair’s Facebook live event on November 10th at 7pm. We will be sharing information on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) risks to human health, KBNERR’s phytoplankton monitoring program, and answering questions on these topics to increase community awareness of HABs.
Additional information, including qualitative analysis of phytoplankton data, is available in the Phytoplankton Update for Oct. 9th – Oct. 22nd.