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Eighth Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S.

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The Eighth Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S. will be held in Long Beach, California, November 15-19, 2015.  This is the eighth in a series of biannual meetings intended to provide a forum for scientific exchange and technical communication on all aspects of HAB research in the United States.

We encourage everyone who works on HAB issues to attend the only national conference focused exclusively on HABs whether your focus is freshwater or saltwater, microalgae or macroalgae, basic research and monitoring, or policy and management. Students, established HAB folks, managers and scientists from NGOs, academic institutions, and local, state and federal agencies are invited to join us in Long Beach.

The event will begin with a reception on Sunday evening, November 15th.

Registration remains open until November 1, 2015.


Symposium Organizers:

Meredith Howard, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (

David Caron, University of Southern California (

Location and Venue

The Symposium will be held in Long Beach, California aboard the retired ocean liner, The Queen Mary, which is permanently docked in Long Beach, California. The Queen Mary sailed in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936-1967 and then was retired from service. The Queen Mary is currently a historic landmark (listed on the National Register of Historic Places)  that features restaurants, a museum and a 346 room hotel with conference facilities.

Last updated: August 27, 2015

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