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NOAA ECOHAB PROGRAM
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
FWRI ECOHAB PROJECT COMPONENTS

MEET THE SCIENTISTS
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 spans many disciplines and subjects, but here is some additional information for a few components of the project.

RESEARCH CRUISE
VERTICAL MIGRATION COLUMN
PHOTOCHEMICAL PRODUCTION STUDIES
BACTERIA AND THE MICROBIAL LOOP
KARENIA GRAZING
ECHOHAB: Karenia brochure
ECHOHAB: Karenia fact sheet

GLOSSARY OF RESEARCH TERMS
Is there a word or term that you are unfamiliar with? Find the definition here.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
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
Analysis in the ship's laboratory
Blooms

LINKS
Find links to more information on ECOHAB, harmful algal blooms, and nutrients.