COSEE Ocean Systems: News
New monitoring system to provide early warning for red tide
Description: The development of inexpensive, handheld devices is expected to provide marine scientists with a way to identify emerging "red tide" hot spots and allow for targeted closures of shellfish harvests focusing only on impacted beds. Earlier this month, scientists at the University of Maine were awarded $201,187 for the first year of an anticipated three-year $574,028 project to investigate methods that would provide early warning detection of toxic Alexandrium blooms in the Gulf of Maine. [Source: The Herald Gazette]
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Source: The Herald Gazette
Publish Date: 11/14/2011
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