5 results for tag: harmful algal blooms


Monitoring HCBs with the bloomWatch App

by Leah Hicks, NALMS Community-Based Science Intern With the occurrence of harmful cyanobacteria blooms (HCBs) increasing throughout the world, it is of the utmost importance to increase community awareness about water safety when cyanobacteria are present. Cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, are small bacteria found in waterbodies throughout the world. They are some of the earth’s oldest living organisms. When some cyanobacteria are found in high concentrations they form blooms, which are characterized by a discoloration of the water (often green/blue green, but these harmful blooms can also be red, brown, yellow, or ...

HABs Drinking Water Webinar Series

In collaboration with the USACE Invasive Species Leadership Team, Aquatic Plant Management Society, and American Water Works Association, NALMS is proud to offer a five-part summer webinar series focused on HABs and drinking water. In this series, our panel of experts will summarize the latest research and technical information on management strategies to encourage better integration and facilitation in the protection of drinking water. 06/23/21 - HAB Impacts to Drinking Water and Current Management Outlook Start: 12:00 CDT Other Information: HABs Drinking Water Webinar Series #1 Webinar Flyer WebEx: https://usace1.webex.com/meet/tara...

2019 Summer LakeLine issue on Harmful Algal Blooms

Every other year, the summer issue of NALMS LakeLine focuses on what is currently going on in terms of cyanobacteria research, technologies, and advisories. It seems like HABs are occurring at an ever-increasing frequency, with Lake Erie’s large and long-lived bloom well-publicized in the media in recent years, and fears lingering of another such epic bloom. Topics in the 2019 summer issue include the detection of cyanobacteria with satellites, a well-developed monitoring program on Lake Champlain, and the importance of studying benthic cyanobacteria.

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) [VIDEO]

With a special focus on Lake Erie, this Harmful Algal Blooms video covers the basics of HABs, including the causes, potential dangers, and sampling approaches.

Student Video Series: “Harmful Algal Blooms”

NALMS is seeking student-produced videos of "Harmful Algal Blooms" for inclusion in the video series hosted on the NALMS YouTube channel and website. In addition to the basic requirements in the Video Evaluation Rubric, this video should cover: General explanation of a HAB and relevant thresholds for human health (e.g., World Health Organization thresholds for cell and toxin concentrations) General knowledge of conditions in which HABs occur Research needs regarding HABs Explain what the public should know about HABs Explain the temporal and spatial dynamics of HAB occurrences Tools and guidance for safe HAB sampling for ...