Presentation Abstract

SoundToxins is a diverse partnership of aquaculture businesses, federal, tribal, state, and local governments, education institutions, and Puget Sound residents that monitor for harmful algae in Puget Sound, managed by NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Washington Sea Grant. The intensively trained partners provide early warning of harmful algal bloom (HAB) events by evaluating water samples gathered weekly from 35 stations throughout Puget Sound looking specifically for Dinophysis, Alexandrium, Pseudo-nitschia and Azadinium and alerting health and natural resource agencies of their presence and concentration. The online database and mapping allows for near-real time viewing of data entered by SoundToxins partners and is reviewed daily by Sea Grant staff for quality and accuracy. Participants have partnered on several research projects providing samples, data and endorsement of scientist and their projects. The SoundToxins program has helped to minimize the risks to human health and reducing the economic losses to Puget Sound fisheries since its formation in 2006.

Session Title

Posters: Monitoring: Species & Habitats

Keywords

shellfish, fish, harmful algae, phytoplankton, Dinophysis, Alexandrium, Pseudo-nitschia, Azadinium, citizen science

Conference Track

SSE18: Posters

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE18-93

Start Date

5-4-2018 11:30 AM

End Date

5-4-2018 1:30 PM

Type of Presentation

Poster

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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SoundToxins: a Puget Sound harmful algae monitoring partnership

SoundToxins is a diverse partnership of aquaculture businesses, federal, tribal, state, and local governments, education institutions, and Puget Sound residents that monitor for harmful algae in Puget Sound, managed by NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Washington Sea Grant. The intensively trained partners provide early warning of harmful algal bloom (HAB) events by evaluating water samples gathered weekly from 35 stations throughout Puget Sound looking specifically for Dinophysis, Alexandrium, Pseudo-nitschia and Azadinium and alerting health and natural resource agencies of their presence and concentration. The online database and mapping allows for near-real time viewing of data entered by SoundToxins partners and is reviewed daily by Sea Grant staff for quality and accuracy. Participants have partnered on several research projects providing samples, data and endorsement of scientist and their projects. The SoundToxins program has helped to minimize the risks to human health and reducing the economic losses to Puget Sound fisheries since its formation in 2006.