Publications and outreach

King 5 and KUOW join PS-AHAB researchers aboard the R/V Barnes to hunt for toxic algal cysts

Glenn Farley from King 5 and Ashley Ahearn from KUOW joined the PS-AHAB science crew aboard the R/V Barnes during the 2012 Alexandrium cyst survey. The links to the stories are below.

King 5 - "Hunt is on for deadly neurotoxin that can contaminate shellfish". Glenn Farley:

KUOW - "Cruising Puget Sound for Toxic Algae Hotspots". Ashley Ahearn:


PS-AHAB investigators present cutting edge research at scientific conferences in 2011

PS-AHAB investigators and students presented results of the project thus far at a number of scientific conferences in 2011, including the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference, 21st Biennial Meeting of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, and the 6th Symposium on Harmful Algae in the United States. These venues provide an excellent opportunity to disseminate the results to managers, policy-makers, and fellow scientists. A poster presentation is available to download below. Please check back regularly for new publications and outreach material.

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End-Users Guide New Research in Puget Sound to Provide Early Warning of Harmful Algal Blooms

Stakeholder Workshop

On August 18, 2010, investigators held a day-long workshop to introduce the PS-AHAB project to stake holders and seek their input.  The 3-year project is formally entitiled “Modeling favorable habitat areas for “Alexandrium catenella in Puget Sound and evaluating the effect of climate change” and is funded by NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. A. catenella produces potent neurotoxins which accumulate in shellfish.  During blooms, which occur in Puget Sound in the summer, harvesting wild and cultured shellfish is banned to protect human health from serious illness and death.  The 43 attendees included Washington State, county, and tribal natural resource, water quality, and public health managers, educators, student, researchers, and shellfish growers.  Particularly valuable was advice about sampling site selection to meet the long term goal of providing advance warning of blooms so public health and fisheries managers can plan and implement mitigation measures.




The 2013 preliminary Alexandrium cyst map is available!
Mar 20, 2013 2:48 PM
Check out the 2013 preliminary cyst map by clicking on the "Cyst Maps" tab to the left of your screen.
King 5 and KUOW cover the 2012 Alexandrium cyst survey!
May 27, 2011 10:48 AM
Glenn Farley from King 5 and Ashley Ahearn from KUOW joined the crew aboard the R/V Clifford A. B...
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