WHOI HAB Hub
Open source data portal for real-time sharing and visualization of bloom observations, sensor data, and model products
Information about HAB monitoring programs in New England, including links to shellfish harvest closures.
Sensors and Autonomous Monitoring
HAB surveillance in New England waters utilizes a network of mobile advanced autonomous sensors and platforms.
HAB Species in New England
New England waters are impacted by multiple HAB species, including those that are well-established and others that are new in the region.
HABON-NE (HAB Observing Network - New England) is a network of advanced HAB sensors and deployment platforms providing continuous, real-time HAB surveillance in New England waters.
Resources for Educators
Harmful algal blooms can be used to illustrate important concepts in biology, ecology, marine science, data analysis, and more. Explore ways to incorporate HABs into educational curriculum.
About Northeast HAB
The management of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in New England has grown more challenging due to the emergence of New HAB species that can cause seafood poisoning and disrupt ecosystems. The Northeast HAB website was created as a regional resource that provides background information as well as access to bloom monitoring data and commentary, forecasting model products, and data collected by HAB sensors deployed throughout the region.
Annual Alexandrium catenella blooms in the Gulf of Maine produce potent neurotoxins that accumulate in shellfish and cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) in human consumers. NOAA NCCOS has developed Gulf of Maine Alexandrium catenella predictive models to better predict and monitor blooms of this species and and shellfish toxicity with the goal to minimize impacts to public health and coastal economies. See the latest forecast HERE.Read More
The next Gulf of Maine HAB Science Symposium will be held in Portsmouth, NH on March 12-13, 2024. This meeting brings together researchers, managers, and stakeholders to share research findings, information and data, and monitoring plans about HABs in New England waters. Additional information about this meeting is available HERE.Read More