Researchers all over the world monitor oceanographic conditions to detect HABs, and also to better understand the conditions that cause them. In Monterey Bay, weekly monitoring occurs at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and at the Monterey Municipal Wharf.

Monterey Bay Links:

Phytoplankton Blog - See weekly reports from Monterey and Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Ocean Observing Platform - The SCOOP instruments monitor oceanic and atmospheric conditions at the Santa Cruz Wharf.

West Coast HAB Network - Summary of vision and action plan to activate the network.

HABMAP - The California Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Alert Program home page

Cal-HABMAP - This factsheet describes the collaboration of California phytoplankton monitoring groups that created HABMAP.

Cal-HABMAP and CeNCOOS - Oceanographic parameters and phytoplankton species sampled by HABMAP participants.

Cal-PReEMPT - California Program for Regional Enchanced Monitoring for PhycoToxins.

Beach COMBERS - Coastal Ocean Mammal and Bird Education and Research Surveys.

Beach COMBERS Birds and Blooms - Poster highlighting BeachCOMBERS findings from 1997-2009.

Other HAB monitoring sites:

Jellywatch - A site for reporting jellyfish sightings, and also HABs and other organisms.

SCCOOS - Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System.

California Department of Public Health - Phytoplankton monitoring program.

Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN) - Promoting a better understanding of HABs through volunteer monitoring.