The Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) program is a national study of harmful algal blooms. ECOHAB: Karenia is a subproject that focuses on Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism.

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NOAA ECOHAB PROGRAM (PDF, 63 KB)

The purpose of the national ECOHAB program is to study the effects of harmful algal blooms on ecosystems and human health through a combination of long-term regional studies and short-term targeted studies.

FWRI ECOHAB PROJECT

FWRI's project, ECOHAB: Karenia Nutrient Dynamics in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (ECOHAB: Karenia), is part of the national ECOHAB program. The purpose of FWRI's project is to study the nutrient dynamics of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

FWRI ECOHAB PROJECT OBJECTIVES, APPROACH, AND GOALS (PDF, 118 KB)

FWRI ECOHAB PROJECT COMPONENTS (PDF, 346 KB)

MEET THE SCIENTISTS (PDF, 195 KB)

Scientists with a variety of backgroundsare participating in the ECOHAB: Karenia project. Learn about their research interests and find contact information.

WHAT'S NEW
As the ECOHAB: Karenia project progresses, scientists may present research findings and other interesting information.

RESEARCH CRUISE (PDF, 290 KB)

VERTICAL MIGRATION COLUMN (PDF, 77 KB)

PHOTOCHEMICAL PRODUCTION STUDIES (PDF, 207KB)

BACTERIA AND THE MICROBIAL LOOP (PDF, 219KB)

KARENIA GRAZING (PDF, 126KB)

OUTREACH
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SCIENTIST IN THE NEWS: Deborah Bronk (PDF, 180 KB)

GLOSSARY OF RESEARCH TERMS
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PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS (49 KB)
ECOHAB: Karenia scientists publish articles in journals, technical reports, and other professional publications and present their research at meetings and conferences.

PHOTO  GALLERY

Sampling from the ship (PDF, 1 MB)
Analysis in the ship's laboratory (PDF, 274 KB)
Blooms (PDF, 332 KB)

LINKS (PDF, 40 KB)
Find links to more information on ECOHAB, harmful algal blooms, and nutrients.

Unless otherwise noted, all images are credited to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and ECOHAB: Karenia project affiliates.




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