Authors: Mueller, R.D.

Year: 2016

Title: Detecting Harmful Algal Blooms

Journal: Encyclopedia of Puget Sound


Shellfish poisoning from Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) has been on the rise in the Salish Sea.  This article gives a brief overview of HABs and describes a monitoring device that offers real-time detection of HABs, within 3 hours.  The deployment of this device just seaward of the Strait of Juan de Fuca is helping to better monitor, study and respond to these blooms.



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