Maine Phytoplankton Monitoring Program
Entry ID: gomc_124

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Summary
Abstract: At more than 40 sites coast-wide, community members and students use
plankton nets and field microscopes to monitor for phytoplankton that have the
potential to cause harmful algal blooms (HAB's also known as "red tides"). This
volunteer program was designed to act as an early warning system for HAB's,
which may result in shellfish bed closures due to biotoxins.

Purpose: In 1996 the United States Food and Drug Administration, the Maine
Department of Marine Resources (DMR), and the University of Maine Cooperative
Extension/Maine Sea Grant developed the Maine Phytoplankton Monitoring Program
for the coast of Maine. This is a citizen volunteer program in which community
members and students use plankton nets and field microscopes to monitor for
phytoplankton that ... View entire text
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Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 47.67   S: 42.85   E: -66.74   W: -71.31

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality Field SOP exists
Access Constraints Please contact the Phytoplankton / Water Quality Coordinator for information.
Use Constraints None noted.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Maine Sea Grant, Cooperative Extension, University of Maine Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SARAH GLADU
Phone: (207) 832-0343
Email: sgladu at umext.maine.edu
Contact Address:
235 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 309
City: Waldoboro
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04572
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Fees: No
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (207) 832-0343
Email: sgladu at umext.maine.edu
Contact Address:
235 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 309
City: Waldoboro
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04572
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-06-04
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