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 (Adobe PDF 118 KB)

FWRI ECOHAB PROJECT COMPONENTS (Adobe PDF 346 KB)

MEET THE SCIENTISTS (Adobe PDF 568 KB)

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

SPECIAL ISSUE OF HARMFUL ALGAE

SELECTED PROJECT COMPONENTS
The ECOHAB: Karenia project spands many disciplines and subjects, but here is some additional information for a few components of the project.

        RESEARCH CRUISE (Adobe PDF 290 KB)

        VERTICAL MIGRATION COLUMN (Adobe PDF 77 KB)

        PHOTOCHEMICAL PRODUCTION STUDIES (Adobe PDF 207KB)

        BACTERIA AND THE MICROBIAL LOOP (Adobe PDF 219KB)

        KARENIA GRAZING (Adobe PDF 126KB)

        ECHOHAB: Karenia brochure (Adobe PDF 1MB)

        ECHOHAB: Karenia fact sheet (Adobe PDF 4MB)

GLOSSARY OF RESEARCH TERMS
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PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS (Adobe PDF 332 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 (Adobe PDF 1 MB)
Analysis in the ship's laboratory (Adobe PDF 274 KB)
Blooms (Adobe PDF 332 KB)

LINKS (Adobe 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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