Activity: Phytoplankton Sampling
Scientist: Steve Morton, Ph.D., Program Lead, NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Sciences
The purpose of the activity: To link volunteers with science to build a more informed public while expanding the reach and awareness of Harmful Algae Blooms through volunteer phytoplankton monitoring efforts.
- Aid in the understanding of the classification and distribution of phytoplankton.
- Monitor for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) and other Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB).
- Help identify new species.