Phytoplankton & Chlorophyll

Scientists study phytoplankton due to their positive and negative influences on the natural world, on today’s sensor whiteboard, we discuss the ways that phytoplankton is measured as well as cyanobacteria.

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Expanding algal bloom monitoring network

Expanding Algal Bloom Monitoring Network

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Scientists have added four new platforms to the network of monitoring buoys that has taken shape since the Toledo crisis. Three of these were launched in the summer of 2015 near Maumee Bay and at other points off the shore of Michigan.

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Sandusky Bay algal bloom buoy

Sandusky Bay Algal Bloom Buoy

Bowling Green State University

With Lake Erie’s algal bloom problem persisting in its western basin, state officials and researchers are working to expand monitoring capabilities there. Many of those are supported by networks of buoys that collect readings from advanced sensors measuring water quality.

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