Stephanie Moore, NOAA Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office This will be held virtually. Register in advance for this meeting: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYscOurqjgqH9X4tcY-mOQrDILq466zX8ZuRead More
To keep a close eye on harmful algal blooms, shellfish farmers are relying on a WHOI-developed camera system that spies on toxic species below the surface and sends alerts when they’re present.Read More
Outside Mote Marine Laboratory, Dr. Lewis deployed a technique called clay flocculation. It’s a project led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Dr. Don Anderson.
Accounts of harmful algal growths have increased over time. So has monitoring, however, making it difficult to tell whether the rise in observations is simply because there is greater awareness of their occurence or if it truly represents a growing ocean threat.
Rose Masui, NOAA’s Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Kachemak Bay, AK Sponsored by: NOAA & Woods Hole Sea Grant…Read More
Margaret Mars Brisbin, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/93674939423?pwd=TmxJNko5TkFQWDN5aVRhV3JaU2lsUT09 Meeting ID: 936…Read More
Suzanna C. Clark, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office This will be held virtually. Register here: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqceGgrzMuH92KHLnYcT7TNO98wC5GzR-4Read More
The health of the world’s ocean is in serious decline—and human health is suffering as a result. A comprehensive report from the Monaco Commission and co-authored by several WHOI researchers investigates the impacts of ocean pollution and recommends actions to safeguard human health.Read More
“We have many parts of the country with huge coastlines like Maine and California and we’re finding it really difficult to monitor for multiple toxins threatening people and ecosystems,” said Don Anderson, a senior scientist at WHOI and a principal investigator at the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health.
Researchers at WHOI were recently named in a list of 17 new research projects funded by the NOAA to improve the nation’s collective response to the growing problem of harmful algal blooms.
An ocean sickness is a human sickness according to experts at WHOI’s Center for Human Health and the Ocean. Marine toxicologist John Stegeman and his team are researching better ways to inform the public on the origins and dangers of marine toxinsRead More
As the Earth’s climate changes, blooms have become more frequent and severe, and the hunt for solutions has intensified, said algae scholar Don Anderson, senior scientist at WHOI in Massachusetts, where he’s been studying those solutions for decades.
Cape Cod’s shellfish farmers face many challenges, and one of the biggest is dealing with harmful algal blooms, which can damage shellfish and be poisonous for humans to ingest. But a new project at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is looking at a way to better manage this with the help of a tiny camera.
“Cyanobacteria grow quite well—better than almost everything else in those freshwater systems—the hotter it gets,” said Don Anderson, a senior scientist at WHOI.
Federal and university scientists are trying to better understand why some birds and marine mammals have been unable to find enough food, and whether toxic algae blooms — increasing as the water warms — could have contributed or caused some of the die-offs.
Shin Kida, Kyushu University Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography DepartmentRead More
NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science recently announced funding for 12 new research projects to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs) and improve our collective response to them.Read More
The type of toxin released depends on the species causing the bloom. Some of the most common ones affect the liver or the nervous system, said Donald Anderson, director of the U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms and a senior scientist at WHOI.