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.
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.
The next Gulf of Maine HAB Science Symposium will be held virtually in early 2022. 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 will be posted as it becomes available.Read More
Researchers with NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution completed the annual Gulf of Maine cyst sampling cruise in Oct 2020. During this cruise, sediment samples were collected to measure concentrations of Alexandrium catenella cysts throughout the region. These data helped to inform the 2021 red tide forecast issued…Read More