UW researcher helping pinpoint massive harmful algal bloom – KUOW


Global warming continues to hit home. Crabbers being affected in our area.

The bloom that began earlier this year and shut down several shellfish fisheries along the West Coast has grown into the largest and most severe in at least a decade. UW research analyst Anthony Odell left June 15 from Newport, Oregon, aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s research vessel Bell M. Shimada. He is part of a NOAA-led team of harmful algae experts who are surveying the extent of the patch and searching for “hot spots” — swirling eddies where previous research from the UW and NOAA shows the algae can grow and become toxic to marine animals and humans. Hannah Kickey and Michelle Ma reports. (UW Today)

See also: Dungeness Crabbers Hit Hard By Algae Bloom On Washington Coast http://kuow.org/post/dungeness-crabbers-hit-hard-algae-bloom-washington-coast Ashley Ahearn reports. (KUOW)

http://www.washington.edu/news/2015/06/25/uw-researcher-helping-pinpoint-massive-harmful-algal-bloom/

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