Authors: Mueller, R.D.
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.