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Harmful Algal Cyst Sampling Lays Groundwork for 2017 Gulf of Maine Forecast
Description: Scientists recently completed their annual harmful algal cyst sampling in the Gulf of Maine, a critical step for forecasting next year's harmful algal blooms (HABs) of the toxic Alexandrium fundyense, commonly known as New England red tide. Forecasts of the extent and severity of Alexandrium blooms depend on mapping the abundance of the alga's cysts in Gulf of Maine sediments and computer models simulating a range of bloom scenarios based on previous years' ocean conditions. [Source: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science]
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Source: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Publish Date: 12/1/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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