Water Quality Publications


HENAAC conference gives Hispanic students hope toward future careers in STEM
Tyler Miller, a student at the University of California-Merced, hopes the future generation will grow up and not have to worry about air and water pollution.
NOAA
7/9/2013

Significant Harmful Algal Bloom Predicted in Western Lake Erie for Summer 2013 What s New
NOAA and research partners predict that the 2013 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom (HAB) season will have a significant bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic blue-green algae, this summer. The predicted bloom is expected to be larger than last year, b
NOAA
5/14/2014

New tech promises improved offshore observations and better early warning forecasts for Gulf of Maine red tides
Forecasters predict a moderate red tide in the Gulf of Maine this season. The prediction was made with data on cysts, or seeds, of toxic algae Alexandrium fundyense collected last fall using new predictive computer models. These models will also be
NOAA
8/6/2014

NOAA-, EPA-Supported Scientists Find Average But Large Gulf Dead Zone
NOAA- and EPA-supported scientists have measured the 2014 Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, to be 5,052 square miles--approximately the size of Connecticut. The measurements were taken during the 30th annual hypoxia survey cru
NOAA
7/15/2015

Wrap-up of 2015 Ecological Forecasts
Each year, NOAA releases many forecasts for the nation, including regionial cover harmful algal bloom, dead zone, and coral bleaching outlooks. The article is a handy reference that highlights key 2015 forecasts. Continue reading →
NOAA
8/27/2015

Improved NOAA Forecast for Red Tide in Florida
Red tide forecasts for Florida will now be even more accurate thanks to an improved method of forecasting that will allow NOAA scientists to see more clearly where the harmful algal blooms (HABs) that cause this phenomenon are located. This will he
NOAA
9/3/2015

West Coast Harmful Algal Bloom
Over the past few months, a massive toxic bloom of the marine diatom Pseudo-nitzschia, stretching from central California to the Alaska Peninsula, has resulted in significant impacts to coastal resources and marine life. NOAA has been working close
NOAA
11/3/2015

Scientists Prepare for Annual Mission to Sample Harmful Algal Bloom Cysts in the Gulf of Maine
In November 2015, scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution embark on a ten-day sediment sampling mission in the Gulf of Maine. By examining sediment cores for the presence of seed-li
NOAA
2/18/2016

NOAA Forecast for Red Tide in Florida
NOAA and agency partners continue to monitor a bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism that has been persisting in some coastal areas in Southwest Florida. Blooms are patchy in nature and the impacts vary by location and throughout t
NOAA
4/26/2016

On May 5, NOAA talks harmful algal blooms and forecasting on Reddit. Two NOAA experts are ready to answer your questions about harmful algal blooms and how we forecast blooms. Get your questions ready about HAB science, impacts, how we forecast a b



Wrap-up of 2015 Ecological Forecasts

Wrap-up of 2015 Ecological Forecasts


Improved NOAA Forecast for Red Tide in Florida

Improved NOAA Forecast for Red Tide in Florida


West Coast Harmful Algal Bloom

West Coast Harmful Algal Bloom


Scientists Prepare for Annual Mission to Sample Harmful Algal Bloom Cysts in the Gulf of Maine

Scientists Prepare for Annual Mission to Sample


NOAA Forecast for Red Tide in Florida

NOAA Forecast for Red Tide in Florida