Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative (CMC)
|Presented By||CMC Workgroup|
|Goal||Document the occurrence & makeup of cyanobacteria blooms|
|Task||image & data capture of bloom occurrences & cyanobacteria|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
Project designed to document the occurrence and timing of Harmful Algal Blooms, spatial distribution of toxin producing cyanobacteria with genus/species identification, and development of bloom forecasting and HAB vulnerability in water bodies.
|How to Join||
Go to Cyanos.org to find out how you can participate
|Project Timing||can participate at anytime of year, although June through early October in the Northern hemisphere isoptimal|
|Materials List||Cyanomonitoring Workgroup Program|
|Special Skills||no initial skills necessary|
|Ideal Age Group||Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium|
|Tags||cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins, hab monitoring, harmful algal blooms|
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