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Phytoplankton Monitoring

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Volunteers are needed weekly to collect water samples and other physical climate measurements, then identify species of phytoplankton under a light microscope while watching for potentially harmful algal blooms (HABs) and signs of environmental disturbance in our marine waters.

How to Join

More information on NOAA's Phytoplankton Monitoring Network and list of sites can be found here:
Contact at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary for more information. 912-598-2431

Required Gear

Volunteers will be required to transport themselves to our dock for inshore monitoring; transist by vessel for offshore monitoring will be provided(18+).

Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
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Project Updated 08/05/2017