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.
Annual forecasts simulating germination, growth, and transport of Alexandrium catenella cells
HABON-NE utilizes a fleet of advanced sensors and deployment platforms for continuous and adaptive HAB monitoring
WHOI HAB Hub
Data portal for real-time sharing and visualization of sensor data, observations, and model products
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.
Learn about new HABhub features and capabilities!
Visit the HABhub blog to learn about latest updates to the HABhub, and how these tools and features promote data access and analysis!Read More
State information and resources
Alexandrium catenella nowcast/forecast for the Gulf of Maine
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. Information for 2022 is posted HERE, and will be updated with 2023 information when available.Read More
11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae
Gulf of Maine HAB Science Symposium in 2023
The next Gulf of Maine HAB Science Symposium will be held virtually in early 2023. 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
HABs in New England
Please visit our HAB species pages for more information about the different types of HABs impacting New England.Read More