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Phytoplankton Monitoring

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Description

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

http://graysreef.noaa.gov/involved/volunteer/pdfs/volunteer_report_03-2011.pdf

More information on NOAA's Phytoplankton Monitoring Network and list of sites can be found here: http://www.chbr.noaa.gov/pmn/vcurrent.aspx
Contact Jody.Patterson@noaa.gov at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary for more information. 912-598-2431

Website http://graysreef.noaa.gov/involved/volunteer/pdfs/volunteer_report_03-2011.pdf
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 04/21/2017