One of the most important elements of HAB research and monitoring is public education. HABs can be dangerous to human health, but education is the most effective way to keep us all informed and healthy.

Monterey Bay Links:

Who's in the water today? - Phytoplankton of the Monterey Bay poster.

Red Tides and Harmful Algal Blooms - FAQ brochure.

Sanctuary Exploration Center - Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary education and outreach building, at the Santa Cruz Wharf.

CeNCOOS Classroom - Learn about specific species, algal bloom colors, and more!

CIMT HAB Factsheet - Overview of HABs and instructions for what to do if you spot one.

Phytoplankton ID Gallery - View photos and illustrations of marine diatoms and dinoflagellates, as well as freshwater algae.

MBARI HAB Presentation - MBARI researcher John Ryan describes exciting discoveries made by his team.

Seymour Marine Discovery Center - Public education component of the Long Marine Lab at UCSC.'

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories - K-12 Outreach and Education

Center for Ocean Solutions - Collaboration of severeal research institutions around the Monterey Bay area.

Save our Shores - Monterey Bay pollution prevention, education, and advocacy.


Other HAB education resources:

Bigelow HAB page - Learn about the environmental impact of blooms, difference between HABs and red tides, and more.

ORHAB Factsheet 1999, 2000, 2002 - Information on West Coast HABs, including impact on native tribes.

LiMPETS - The Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students was developed to monitor California's Marine Sanctuaries.