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May 22, 2015 - ESP Update

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Hi everyone,
As the Memorial Day Holiday weekend approaches, please know that the
latest estimates of Alexandrium fundyense from the 2 ESPs (ESPdon and
ESPdennis) are available at the following link:
If you have trouble accessing it, then please let me know...and remember
to refresh your web browser.
Note that a ground truth survey is scheduled for next week with the
intention of sampling at the ESP mooring sites, along with some
additional sampling in the surrounding area. However, the ESP results
are currently suggesting that the Alexandrium fundyense population has
not yet ramped up this year in the western Gulf with the exception of a
few places that are just starting to increase (New Hampshire and Lumbo's
Hole inside Casco Bay) based on NH and ME shellfish monitoring results.
We are "at the ready" to initiate ground truth sampling when the ESPs
indicate a significant increase from the barely detectable populations
at ESP-1 (mouth of Casco Bay) and ESP-2 (offshore near NERACOOS B).
Meanwhile, both ESPdon and ESPdennis are "quietly" doing their job. ESP
results for today's assays will be posted to the server at the link
above by about 5:00pm...neither instrument will sample on Saturday and
Sunday, but will sample again on Monday, Memorial Day (observed).
Enjoy the Holiday weekend,
Bruce Keafer
Research Associate (ESP lab - Dr. Don Anderson)
Laboratory for Ocean Sensors and Observing Systems (LOSOS)
Mail Stop 57
Woods Hole Oceanographic Instituion
Woods Hole, MA 02543
508-289-2509 (LOSOS office and ESP lab)

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