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The Northeast HAB website provides background information as well as current observations and commentary on the status of harmful algal blooms (HABs) occurring in the northeastern United States.  The history and general Information about major HAB taxa impacting New England waters are provided, as well as links to bloom observations and forecasts, and state monitoring programs.  A section with resources for educators provides links to lesson plans and other materials about HABs in New England for incorporation into classroom curriculum.  The content of this website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used to guide recreational or commercial decisions regarding the harvesting of shellfish or other fisheries products within the region.

Acknowledgements

The Northeast HAB website is maintained by Mindy Richlen, Victoria Uva, and Kali Horn.  We thank Evie Fachon and Victoria Uva for their significant efforts in developing and updating content for this website.

Creation of the Northeast HAB website was supported by the Community Engagement Core of the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health (WHCOHH) through grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF OCE-1841811), the National Institute of Environmental Health (NIEHS  P01ES028949), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration MERHAB program (NA19NOS478018). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of these funding agencies.

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Please send comments or questions to Harmful-Algae@whoi.edu.