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What is being done?

The prevalence and intensity of HABs is a growing concern in coastal regions worldwide. California experiences a variety of HAB events each year, which can have a significant impact on marine
mammal health and local fisheries. Risks to human health are mitigated by current monitoring and management practices, including ongoing research and public education efforts to inform people
of health risks associated with HABs.

For a list of current HAB research projects in California, visit the Projects page.


Preharvest Shellfish Protection and Marine Biotoxin Monitoring Program
Santa Cruz and Monterey Phytoplankton Monitoring
SCCOOS Harmful Algae and Red Tide Regional Map


CeNCOOS Classroom
Northwest Fisheries Science Center HABs
Building a Bloom
NOAA Bad Algae! Lesson Plan