june, 2019

13jun12:45 pm4:30 pmAL Workshop: Harmful Algal Blooms

Time

(Thursday) 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

NOAA Disaster Response Center

Mobile, Alabama

Event Details

Harmful Algal Blooms in Coastal Alabama and Mississippi

June 13th, 2019
NOAA Disaster Response Center, Mobile, AL

As the Gulf of Mexico begins to warm up this season, so does the possibility of harmful algal blooms (HABs) entering our area. Sometimes referred to in the popular press as a red tide, these toxic phytoplankton blooms grow quickly under the right conditions and have the potential to impact the health of marine life and humans living on nearby shores. Moreover, HAB events can close fisheries and deter tourists, causing localities to take an economic hit as well.

For that reason, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, in partnership with the National Centers for Environmental Information, is hosting a free half-day workshop, “Preparing for harmful algal blooms in coastal Alabama and Mississippi,” from 1 to 4:30 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the NOAA Disaster Response Center in Mobile, Alabama.

Sessions will address the concerns of natural resource managers, commercial fishers, shellfish growers and harvesters, and tourism professionals. Additionally, attendees will have an opportunity to review an online tool from NOAA that displays the results of HAB samples collected around the Gulf.

Get a copy of the draft agenda.

Register here.

Organizer

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant