Mitigating the Expansion of Harmful Algal Blooms Across the Freshwater-to-Marine Continuum, Hans W. Paerl, Timothy G. Otten, and Raphael Kudela
Has been awarded the top feature article of 2018 by Environment Science & Technology Journal.
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Paerl et al ES&T CyanoHABs along Continuum 2018
With flows just above average, the Neuse is starting to look more like an estuary, a really fresh estuary but at least with some salt at all the lower stations. Moderate chlorophyll values of ~20 were patchily distributed throughout the mid/lower estuary.
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It’s still really fresh and the bloom downstream has gotten more dense. I looked at a sample from station 180S and the bloom is mostly Heterocapsa triquetra with lesser abundances of Prorocentrum minimum and Heterocapsa rotundata. Again, these dinoflagellates don’t typically cause problems.