Project Overviews: Traditional HAB Monitoring
Lead PI: James Sullivan and Malcolm McFarland
HABs pose many major threats to the health and stability of the IRL, directly and indirectly impacting the integrity of many key components of the ecosystem such as seagrasses, drift algae, fish and marine mammals. This study aims to sample an array of 10 sites across the IRL using traditional phytoplankton monitoring techniques that will provide insight on the composition of phytoplankton communities, their abundance and identify any HAB species present. This project is being done in collaboration with University of Florida and St. Johns River Water Management District.
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