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Disclaimer

Real-time Data Disclaimer

Real-time HABs has been created to provide coastal managers with improved and timely observations of harmful algal blooms and their toxins in Pacific Northwest coastal waters. The Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS) is providing this data "as is", and NANOOS and its partners cannot be held responsible, nor assume any liability for any damages caused by inaccuracies in this data or documentation, or as a result of the failure of the data, equipment or software to function in a particular manner. Please be advised that real-time data have not been subjected to full quality control or quality assurance procedures. They are released for limited use as preliminary data to be used with appropriate caution. NANOOS and its partners make no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or utility of this information, nor does the fact of distribution constitute a warranty. Always check to see if a beach is approved and open for recreational harvest of shellfish before going to the beach. The Washington State Department of Health’s 24-hour Shellfish Safety Hotline 1-800-562-5632 and the Shellfish Safety map provide up-to-date information on beach closures.

Experimental Data and Products NOT for Operational Purposes

The goals of NANOOS are to present existing and develop new and experimental prediction data and products to address the ocean observing and predicting needs of local stakeholders such as tribes, state/local governments, researchers, industry, educators, and the general public. These data and products carry neither warranty nor certification of correctness; nor do these data/products purport to measure/predict impacts beyond the capabilities of existing and validated observational or predictive systems of federal, state, tribal, or local entities. NANOOS and its member collaborators throughout Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and British Columbia (Canada) offer these new and existing experimental data and products but assume no liability for any damages arising from any predictions found herein. Rather, we provide them to indicate the value of future validated and verified data and products arising from this effort.