COSEE Ocean Systems: News
NOAA and Partners Demonstrate Value of HAB Early Warning in Oregon
Description: NOAA with a team from Oregon initiated the regional MERHAB project called, "Monitoring Oregon's Coastal Harmful Algae" (MOCHA). MOCHA was active from 2007 to 2014. Prior to MOCHA little was known about Oregon oceanographic conditions that promoted the growth of toxin-producing HABs, how HAB toxins got into harvestable shellfish. The two state agencies responsible for managing recreational shellfishing had no early warning system and depended solely on measuring toxin levels in shellfish. [Source: NOAA National Ocean Service]
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Source: NOAA National Ocean Service
Publish Date: 11/25/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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