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A CTD, to measure conductivity, temperature and density of seawater, is deployed from research vessel Oceanus during a harmful algal bloom cruise. The CTD is the primary tool for determining essential physical properties of seawater. (Photo by Maureen Lynch, Colgate University)

February 24, 2010

Researchers Issue Outlook for a Significant New England 'Red Tide' in 2010
Seed population portends a large regional bloom; impacts will depend on ocean conditions and weather

Today, scientists from the NOAA-funded Gulf of Maine Toxicity (GOMTOX) project issued an outlook for a significant regional bloom of a toxic alga that can cause ‘red tides’ in the spring and summer of this year, potentially threatening the New England shellfish industry.

April 22, 2009

Researchers Report Potential for ‘Moderately Large’ Red Tide Outbreak in the Gulf of Maine Region for 2009
The potential for an outbreak of the phenomenon commonly called “red tide” is expected to be “moderately large” this spring and summer, according to researchers with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and North Carolina State University (NCSU).

April 24, 2008

In Computer Models and Seafloor Observations, Researchers See Potential for Significant 2008 "Red Tide" Season
Researchers from WHOI and North Carolina State University are preparing for a potentially big bloom of harmful algae in New England waters this spring. A combination of abundant beds of algal seeds and excess winter precipitation have set the stage for an Alexandrium bloom similar to the historic “red tide” of 2005. Weather patterns and ocean conditions over the next few months will determine whether this year’s algal growth affects coastal shellfishing.

October 16, 2006

Harmful Algal Bloom (Red Tide) Models and Forecasts to be Expanded in Gulf of Maine
New Program Could Reopen Valuable Shellfish Beds


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