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Final summary for 2008 season

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The following is the final summary of what happened in 2008.  Also provided are "status reports" for different dates during the year for those who are interested in the progression of observations and commentary.

A significant regional-scale Alexandrium fundyense bloom occurred within the Gulf of Maine in 2008 (see map). Toxicity was particularly high in eastern Maine but also extended south to Massachusetts Bay and parts of Cape Cod.  An offshore bloom of the species was also detected on Georges Bank. It is noteworthy that this bloom was predicted several months in advance based on the abundance of A. fundyense cysts in Gulf of Maine sediments (see press release).

2008 status reports
May 20, 2008

Cruise observations and cell count maps from 2008 sampling cruises
August 12, 2008 - Endeavor Update

July 31, 2008 - Tioga Update

July 3, 2008 - Endeavor Update

June 23, 2008 - Massachusetts Bay Update

June 4, 2008 - Oceanus Update

May 29, 2008 - Oceanus Update

May 16, 2008 - Massachusetts Bay Update

May 4, 2008 - Oceanus Update

May 2, 2008 - Oceanus Update

Last updated: July 1, 2019

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