RealTime HABs

Water measurements at the NEMO Observatory site where the Environmental Sample Processor is located 13 miles off La Push, Washington from 9 September 2016 - 18 October 2016. These products are provided to help understand where toxic algae may be moving and the conditions that may influence toxic blooms.

Heterosigma akashiwo (Present / Not Detected)

Present / Not Detected information for Heterosigma akasiwoHeterosigma akashiwo can kill fish when present in high abundances. For Heterosigma akashiwo to be reported as present, the minimum number of cells that need to be sampled from a 1 liter seawater sample is estimated at 2,500. Not Detected means that Heterosigma akashiwo is either absent from the seawater sample or that too few cells were sampled in order to detect it.