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Week of Monday, September 18
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Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: Common

* Impressions *
Phytoplankton biomass about the same this week, but the assemblage shifted a bit.  While Cochlodinium was still the most abundant genus, Ceratium was a close second (with half of them being C. fusus).

Dinoflagellates:
C: Cochlodinium
C: Ceratium

R: Dinophysis
R: Prorocentrum
R: Alexandrium
R: Gonyaulax
R: Protoperidinium
R: Polykrikos
R: Akashiwo

Diatoms:
R: Pseudo-nitzschia
R: Rhizosolenia
R: Thalassiosira
R: Chaetoceros

* Environmental Information *
Time: 10:45 am
Collector: K. Negrey
METHOD (net, whole water): both       
DEPTH: 0-10 ft

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 17.9 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Green, 5GY 3/4 (#28)
Water Visibility: 6 ft
Tide: Rising, High – 11:23, 5.1 ft
Surf Report: NW swell, 3-5 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 8.2 ft
- Swell height/direction: 8.2 ft, NW
- Wind wave height/direction: 1.3 ft, WNW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Partly cloudy
Air Temperature: 61.0 F (16.1C)
Wind: 5 mph, E
Solar radiation: 607 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: Present
- Dinophysis: Common
- Cochlodinium: Common
- Akashiwo: Common

* Impressions *
Cool morning air, clear skys and return of onshore winds over the past few days signals arrival of Fall in Monterey Bay. Net and total chlorophyll decreased sharply from last week's observations (Net Fraction: 0.12X to 0.49 ug/L chl; Total: 0.20X to 6.90 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  The dinoflagellate bloom of last week has dissipated, leaving behdind a sparse but diverse dinoflagellate community. Ceratium spp., Cochlodinium spp., Dinophysis spp., Prorocentrum spp. and Alexandrium spp were common at lower absolute abundances. Pseudo-nitzschia spp and other diatoms were virtually absent in today's samples.  

Dinoflagellates:
C: Akashiwo sanguinae
C: Prorocentrum micans
C: Prorocentrum gracile
C: Prorocentrum spp. (2,700 cells/L)
C: Dinophysis acuminata
C: Dinophysis fortii
C: Dinophysis spp.  (675 cells/L)
C: Ceratium furca
C: Ceratium teres
C: Ceratium lineatum
C: Ceratium fusus
C: Cochlodinium spp. (900 cells/L)
C: Lingulodinium polyedrum
P: Phalachroma rotundatum
P: Alexandrium spp. chains (ca. 214 cells/L)
P: Gyrodinium spp. (pink tipped)
P: Polykrikos spp.
P: Oxytoxum spp.
P: Pyrophacus spp.
P: Heterocapsa spp

Diatoms:
R: Chaetoceros spp.
R: Coscinodiscus spp.
R: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (<214 cells/L, 50% seriata size class)
R: Pleurosigma spp.
R: Rhizosolenia spp.
R: Cocconeis spp.

Others:
P: Dictyocha spp.
P: Acantharians

R: Myrionecta spp

Zooplankton:
P: nauplii, oligotrichs, tintinids, rotifers

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:20
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 18.4 C
Water Conditions: 5GY 2/2
Visibility: 5 m
Tide: Rising 0.934 m, high at 1124h
Sky: 10% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 16.2 oC
Wind: WSW 1-2 m/s

Week of Monday, September 11
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Present
- Cochlodinium: Abundant

* Impressions *
Overall phytoplankton biomass decreased, but there was an increase in diversity this week.  Cochlodinium remains the most abundant phytoplankton in the net tow. 

Dinoflagellates:
A: Cochlodinium
C: Ceratium
P: Dinophysis
P: Prorocentrum
P: Protoceratium
P: Unknown, LRB

R: Alexandrium
R: Gonyaulax
R: Protoperidinium

Diatoms:
R: Pseudo-nitzschia
R: Guinardia
R: Rhizosolenia
R: Licmophora
R: Unknown centric

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:45 am
Collector: K. Broughton
METHOD (net, whole water): both       
DEPTH: 0-10 ft

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 17.8 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 5Y 2/2 (#18)
Water Visibility: 2 ft
Tide: Falling, High – 10:36, 2.4 ft
Surf Report: S/SSE swell, 2-3 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 5.6 ft
- Swell height/direction: 5.2 ft, WNW
- Wind wave height/direction: 0.7 ft, W

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Foggy
Air Temperature: 63.1 F (17.3C)
Wind: 2 mph, S
Solar radiation: 55 watts/m^2

 

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: Common
- Dinophysis: Common
- Cochlodinium: Common
- Akashiwo: Present

* Impressions *
Pre-dawn thunder storms and early morning showers broke in time for this morning's sampling at the Monterey Wharf II. Net chlorophyll and total chlorophyll were higher than last week's observations (Net Fraction: 5X to 4.03 ug/L chl; Total: 2.4X to 33.7 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Incursion of warm waters (a 1.5oC increase from last week, with a high of 19.8oC on 9/10!) coincided with a robust dinoflagellate bloom.  Ceratium spp., Cochlodinium spp., Dinophysis spp., Prorocentrum spp. and Alexandrium spp were common in live samples. Pseudo-nitzschia spp and other diatoms were virtually absent in today's samples. 

Dinoflagellates:
A: Ceratium furca
A: Ceratium teres
P: Akashiwo sanguinae
C: Prorocentrum micans
C: Prorocentrum gracile
C: Prorocentrum spp. (4,000 cells/L)
C: Dinophysis acuminata
C: Dinophysis fortii
C: Dinophysis spp.  (ca 2,000 cells/L)
C: Ceratium lineatum
C: Ceratium fusus
C: Alexandrium spp. chains (ca. 2,000 cells/L)
C: Cochlodinium spp.
C: Lingulodinium polyedrum
P: Prorocentrum cf lima
P: Phalachroma rotundatum
P: Ceratium azicorum
P: Gonyaulax spinifera
P: Protoperidinium spp.
P: Gyrodinium spp. (pink tipped)
P: Polykrikos spp.
P: Gymnodinium cf (colorless)
P: Gymnodinium spp
P: Boreadinium cf
P: Oxytoxum spp.
P: Pyrophacus spp.

Diatoms:
R: Chaetoceros spp.
R: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (<214 cells/L, 100% seriata size class)
R: Guinardia spp.
R: Pleurosigma spp.
R: Rhizosolenia spp.
R: Proboscia spp.
R: Striatella spp.

Others:
P: Dictyocha spp.
P: Acantharians
P: ovoid colorless flagellate (1 um)
P: Myrionecta spp.

Zooplankton:
P: nauplii, oligotrichs, tintinids, rotifers, echinoderm larvae

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 18.9 C
Water Conditions: 5GY 2/2
Visibility: 2 m
Tide: Falling 1.085 m, low at 1030h
Sky: 100% cloud cover, rain and thunderstorms offshore
Air Temperature: 17.3 oC
Wind: SSW 1-2 m/s

Week of Monday, September 4
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: Abundant

* Impressions *
Hello Cochlodinium bloom!  Red tide at the wharf this am, very little of anything except Cochlodinium in the net tow today.

Dinoflagellates:
A: Cochlodinium

R: Ceratium
R: Alexandrium
R: Dinophysis

Diatoms:
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Lauderia
R: Chaetoceros
R: Pseudo-nitzschia
R: Eucampia
R: Thalassionema
R: Thalassiosira
R: Guinardia
R: Leptocylindrus
R: Fragilariopsis
R: Pleurosigma

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:45 am
Collector: M. McPherson
METHOD (net, whole water): both       
DEPTH: 0-10 ft

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 14.5 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Brown green, 5Y 2/2 (#18)
Water Visibility: 2 ft
Tide: Rising, High – 11:34, 4.5 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 3.6 ft
- Swell height/direction: 3.3 ft, SSW
- Wind wave height/direction: 1.3 ft, S

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Foggy
Air Temperature: 61.2 F (16.2C)
Wind: 2 mph, ENE
Solar radiation: 27 watts/m^2

 

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Common
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
After a heat wave swept through the central coast region over the Labor Day weekend (an air temperature high of 30.4 oC recorded at the MWII on 9/2!), the return of the marine layer over the wharf this morning was a welcome relief. Net chlorophyll and total chlorophyll were similar to last week's observations (Net Fraction: 0.84X to 0.79 ug/L chl; Total: 1.14X to 14.16 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Dinoflagellates and diatoms were active and present in roughly equal proportions. Dinophysis spp. and Prorocentrum spp. were common in live samples. Pseudo-nitzschia spp reversed from recent trends, increasing sharply in abundance (24X to 23,342 cells/L 76% seriata size class).  Epibiont laden Pseudo-nitzschia chains also returned in low numbers. 

Dinoflagellates:
C: Heterocapsa spp
C: Prorocentrum micans
C: Prorocentrum gracile
C: Dinophysis acuminata
C: Dinophysis fortii
P: Ceratium furca
P: Ceratium teres
P: Ceratium fusus
P: Protoperidinium spp.
P: Pyrocystis lunula
P: Polykrikos spp.
P: Boreadinium cf
P: Oxytoxum spp.

R: Ceratium lineatum
R: Alexandrium spp. chains

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (23,342 cells/L, 76% seriata size class)
C: Rhizosolenia spp.
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Thalassionema spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Navicula spp.
P: Proboscia spp.
P: Pseudoguinardia recta
P: Eucampia

R: Skeletonema spp.
R: Melosira spp.

Others:
P: Dictyocha spp.
P: Myrionecta spp.

Zooplankton:
C: Oligotrichs , tintinids, rotifers, bivalve spatt

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:15
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 17.4 C
Water Conditions: 5GY 2/2
Visibility: 3 m
Tide: Rising 0.768 m, low at 1139h
Sky: 90% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 16.6 oC
Wind: SSW 1-2 m/s

Week of Monday, August 28
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: Rare

* Impressions *
Lots of detritus/debris in the net tow this week.  Phytoplankton biomass was low and mostly dinoflagellates.  Ceratium remains the most abundant.

Dinoflagellates:
C: Ceratium
P: Protoperidinium
P: Unknown (LRBs and POBs)
P: Prorocentrum
P: Polykrikos
P: Akashiwo

R: Dinophysis
R: Cochlodinium
R: Boreadinium
R: Gonyaulax

Diatoms:
P: Coscinodiscus
P: Lauderia

R: Fragilariopsis
R: Pleurosigma

* Environmental Information *
Time: 9:00 am
Collector: K. Broughton
METHOD (net, whole water): both       
DEPTH: 0-10 ft

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 17.3 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 5BG 2/6 (#15)
Water Visibility: 7 ft
Tide: Falling, High – 7:27, 3.2 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 5.9 ft
- Swell height/direction: 3.3 ft, NW
- Wind wave height/direction: 4.6 ft, NW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Partly cloudy
Air Temperature: 57.9 F (14.4C)
Wind: 2 mph, ESE
Solar radiation: 390 watts/m^2

 

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______--_Last Week------- __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: Common
- Dinophysis: Common
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
The summer morning marine layer was present yet again over the Monterey Wharf II. Net chlorophyll and total chlorophyll were little changed from last week's observations (Net Fraction: 1.1X to 0.94 ug/L chl; Total: 0.98X to 12.34 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Dinoflagellates were dominant in today's relatively low biomass samples. Dinophysis spp., Alexandrium spp. and Prorocentrum spp were common in live samples. Pseudo-nitzschia spp continued to decrease in abundance (0.47X to 943 cells/L 100% seriata size class, delicatissima size cells were observed in live samples). 

Dinoflagellates:
C: Prorocentrum micans
C: Prorocentrum gracile
C: Dinophysis acuminata
C: Dinophysis fortii
C: Ceratium fusus
C: Alexandrium spp. chains
P: Ceratium furca
P: Ceratium teres
P: Protoperidinium spp.
P: Polykrikos spp.
P: Boreadinium cf
P: Oxytoxum spp.
P: Heterocapsa spp

R: Dinophysis tripos
R: Ceratium azicorum
R: Ceratium lineatum
R: Gyrodinium spp. (pink tipped)
R: Gymnodinium cf (large pink)
R: Gymnodinium cf (< 10 um brow
n)

Diatoms:
P: Chaetoceros spp.
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Thalassionema spp.
P: Navicula spp.
P: Asterionellopsis spp.
P: Proboscia spp.

R: Coscinodiscus spp.
R: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (943 cells/L, 100% seriata size class)
R: Guinardia spp.
R: Cylindrotheca spp.
R: Licmophora spp.
R: Asteromphalus spp.
R: Eucampia

Others:
P: Dictyocha spp.
P: Phaeocystis spp.
P: Myrionecta spp

R: ovoid colorless flagellate (1 um)

Zooplankton:
C: Oligotrichs , tintinids, rotifers, bivalve spatt

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 16.1 C
Water Conditions: 10GY 2/4
Visibility: 3 m
Tide: Falling 1.076 m, low at 1155h
Sky: 100% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 13.0 oC
Wind: WSW 2-4 m/s

Week of Monday, August 21
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: Rare

* Impressions *
Net tow remained mostly dinoflagellates, but the assemblage shifted a bit with a slight decrease in dino diversity.  Ceratium was still the most abundant, but there was an increase in diatom biomass.  Pseudo-nitzschia was a mix of seriata and delicatissma size classes.  Alexandrium biomass looked like it increased, chains (2+ cells) were zooming around the petri dish.

Dinoflagellates:
A: Ceratium
P: Protoperidinium

R: Dinophysis
R: Cochlodinium
R: Unknown (LRBs and POBs)
R: Alexandrium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Polykrikos
R: Boreadinium

Diatoms:
P: Guinardia
P: Thalassiosira
P: Chaetoceros
P: Pseudo-nitzschia

R: Rhizosolenia
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Fragilariopsis
R: Ditylum
R: Lauderia
R: Detonula
R: Thalassionema
R: Pleurosigma
R: Skeletonema

* Environmental Information *
Time: 9:00 am
Collector: K. Broughton
METHOD (net, whole water): both       
DEPTH: 0-10 ft

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 16.1 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 10G 2/6 (#12)
Water Visibility: 6 ft
Tide: Rising, Low – 6:21, -0.3 ft
Surf Report: SSW swell, 1-2 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 3.6 ft
- Swell height/direction: 3.6 ft, WNW
- Wind wave height/direction: 1.0 ft, WNW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Foggy
Air Temperature: 57.7 F (14.3C)
Wind: 1 mph, SW
Solar radiation: 86 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: Present
- Dinophysis: Present
- Cochlodinium: Present
- Akashiwo: Rare

* Impressions *
Another morning sampling under the thick marine layer over the Monterey Wharf II. Net chlorophyll remained low while total chlorophyll decreased sharply from last week's levels (Net Fraction: 2.5X to 0.82 ug/L chl; Total: 0.08X to 12.6 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Dinoflagellates and diatoms were present in a diverse and roughly equal mix. Dinophysis spp., Alexandrium spp. and Cochlodinium spp were present and active in live samples. Pseudo-nitzschia spp continued to decrease in abundance (0.53X to 2,025 cells/L 100% seriata size class, delicatissima size cells were observed in live samples). 

Dinoflagellates:
P: Dinophysis acuminata
P: Dinophysis fortii
P: Ceratium furca
P: Ceratium teres
P: Protoperidinium spp.
P: Scrippsiella spp.
P: Cochlodinium spp.
P: Boreadinium cf
P: Heterocapsa spp

R: Akashiwo sanguinae
R: Prorocentrum micans
R: Prorocentrum gracile
R: Ceratium lineatum
R: Ceratium fusus
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Alexandrium spp. chains
R: Pyrocystis lunula
R: Polykrikos spp.
R: Gymnodinium cf (< 10 um brown)
R: Oxytoxum spp.

Diatoms:
P: Chaetoceros spp.
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (2,025 cells/L, 100% seriata size class)
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Rhizosolenia spp.
P: Thalassiothrix spp.
P: Thalassionema spp.
P: Tropidoneis spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Navicula spp.
P: Cylindrotheca spp.
P: Proboscia spp.
P: Eucampia

R: Stephanopyxis spp.
R: Asteromphalus spp.
R: Licmophora spp.
R: Ditylum spp.

Others:
P: Myrionecta spp
R: Dictyocha spp.
R: Phaeocystis spp.

Zooplankton:
C: Oligotrichs , tintinids, rotifers

* Environmental Information *
Time: 09:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 15.3 C
Water Conditions: 5GY 2/2
Visibility: 5 m
Tide: Rising 0.77 m, low at 1244h
Sky: 100% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 14.0 oC
Wind: WNW 1-3 m/s

Week of Monday, August 14
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______-__Last Week------ __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Common
- Cochlodinium: Present

* Impressions *
Phytoplankton biomass similar to last week, but there was an increase in detritus/debris.  Phytoplankton assemblage remained mostly dinoflagellates.  The assemblage shifted slightly again to mostly Ceratium.  Cochlodinium was still around, but decreased and Alexandrium cell counts doubled this week.

Dinoflagellates:
C: Ceratium
C: Dinophysis
P: Cochlodinium
P: Unknown (LRBs and POBs)

R: Protoperidinium
R: Akashiwo
R: Alexandrium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Gymnodinium
R: Pyrocystis
R: Boreadinium

Diatoms:
R: Thalassiosira
R: Rhizosolenia
R: Asteromphalus
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Chaetoceros
R: Guinardia
R: Pseudo-nitzschia
R: Ditylum
R: Proboscia
R: Licmophora
R: Actinoptychus

Other:
C: Unknown flagellete
R: Dictyocha

* Environmental Information *
Time: 9:00 am
Collector: K. Broughton

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 16.0 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 5GY 2/2 (#17)
Water Visibility: 8 ft
Tide: High – 7:14, 3.4 ft
Surf Report: NW swell, 1-3 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 4.3 ft
- Swell height/direction: 4.3 ft, WNW
- Wind wave height/direction: 1.0 ft, WNW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Overcast
Air Temperature: 59.9 F (15.5C)
Wind: 2 mph, N
Solar radiation: 111 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Present
- Cochlodinium: Rare
- Akashiwo: Rare

* Impressions *
Another thick marine layer made for a dreary sampling morning on the Monterey Wharf II, but hopes of afternoon clearing kept our intrepid sampler's spirits high. Surface water temperature declined by over 2oC during the past week. Net chlorophyll was little changed while total chlorophyll increased from last week's levels (Net Fraction: 0.95X to 0.32 ug/L chl; Total: 1.35X to 35.8 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Dinoflagellates remained dominant in the net sample, led by a bloom of small (10x15um) cells tentatively ID'd as a Heterocapsa spp.  Dinophysis spp were present, while Alexandrium spp and Cochlodinium spp were observed at background levels. Pseudo-nitzschia spp continued to decrease in abundance (0.17X to 3,826 cells/L 100% seriata size class).  While no delicatissima size class cells were encountered in count samples, the majority (>80%) of delicatissima size class chains in live samples were again covered with small stalked heterotrophic flagellates. 

Dinoflagellates:
A: Heterocapsa spp
P: Dinophysis acuminata
P: Dinophysis fortii
P: Ceratium teres
P: Protoperidinium spp.
P: Boreadinium cf

R: Akashiwo sanguinae
R: Prorocentrum micans
R: Prorocentrum gracile
R: Ceratium furca
R: Ceratium azicorum
R: Ceratium lineatum
R: Ceratium fusus
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Alexandrium spp. chains
R: Scrippsiella spp.
R: Pyrocystis lunula
R: Cochlodinium spp.
R: Gymnodinium cf (< 1
0 um brown)
R: Oxytoxum spp.

Diatoms:
P: Cylindrotheca spp.
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (22,506 cells/L, 27% seriata size class)

R: Chaetoceros spp.
R: Coscinodiscus spp.
R: Ditylum spp.
R: Pleurosigma spp.
R: Rhizosolenia spp.
R: Melosira spp.
R: Lauderia spp.
R: Licmophora spp.
R: Asteromphalus spp.
R: Nitzschia spp.
R: Eucampia

Others:
P: Phaeocystis spp.
P: Myrionecta spp
R: Dictyocha spp.

Zooplankton:
C: Oligotrichs , tintinids, rotifers

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 15.3 C
Water Conditions: 10GY 2/4
Visibility: 2 m
Tide: Falling 1.076 m, low at 1147h
Sky: 100% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 15.6 oC
Wind: SSE 2 m/s

Week of Monday, August 7
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______-__Last Week------ __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Common
- Cochlodinium: Common

* Impressions *
Phytoplankton assemblage remained mostly dinoflagellates this week.  The dinoflagellate assemblage shifted though and Ceratium and Cochlodinium were the most abundant.  Alexandrium cell counts dropped an order of magnitude this week.

Dinoflagellates:
C: Ceratium
C: Cochlodinium
C: Dinophysis
P: Unknown (same as last week – LRBs and POBs=pointy oval balls)
P: Protoperidinium
P: Polykrikos

R: Gonyaulax
R: Oxyphysis
R: Akashiwo
R: Alexandrium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Boreadinium

Diatoms:
R: Thalassiosira
R: Lauderia
R: Asteromphalus
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Chaetoceros
R: Guinardia
R: Eucampia
R: Stephanopyxis

Other:
R: Dictyocha

* Environmental Information *
Time: 9:00 am
Collector: M. McPherson

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 17.5 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Gray green, 5BG 2/6 (#15)
Water Visibility: 8 ft
Tide: Low – 6:27, -0.2 ft
Surf Report: SW swell, 2-3 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 3.9 ft
- Mean wave direction: S

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Foggy
Air Temperature: 59.4 F (15.2C)
Wind: None
Solar radiation: 127 watts/m^2

 

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______--_Last Week------- __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Present
- Cochlodinium: Rare
- Akashiwo: Present

* Impressions *
A thick and low marine layer made for a damp morning of sampling off the Monterey Wharf II. Surface water temperature increased by over 2oC. Net and total chlorophyll declined sharply from last week's levels (Net Fraction: 0.09X to 0.34 ug/L chl; Total: 0.77X to 26.43 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Pseudo-nitzschia spp continued to decrease in abundance and size (0.13X to 22,506 cells/L 27% seriata size class).  Intriguingly, the majority (>60%) of delicatissima size class chains were covered with small stalked heterotrophic flagellates (no chlorophyll detected). With dinoflagellates leading the community,  Alexandrium spp and Cochlodinium spp were observed at background levels.  Several Dinophysis species were also present and active. 

Dinoflagellates:
C: Gymnodinium cf (< 10 um brown)
P: Prorocentrum micans
P: Protoperidinium spp.
P: Scrippsiella spp.
P: Polykrikos spp.
P: Boreadinium cf

R: Akashiwo sanguinae
R: Prorocentrum gracile
R: Dinophysis acuminata
R: Dinophysis fortii
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Alexandrium spp. chains
R: Pyrocystis lunula
R: Cochlodinium spp.
R: Oxytoxum spp.

Diatoms:
P: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (22,506 cells/L, 27% seriata size class)

R: Chaetoceros spp.
R: Coscinodiscus spp.
R: Guinardia spp.
R: Pleurosigma spp.
R: Rhizosolenia spp.
R: Thalassiothrix spp.
R: Hemiaulus spp.
R: Lauderia spp.
R: Cylindrotheca spp.
R: Odontella spp.
R: Asteromphalus spp.
R: Leptocylindrus spp.
R: Asterionellopsis spp.
R: Stephanopyxis spp.
R: Nitzschia spp.
R: Dactyliosolen spp.
R: Pseudoguinardia recta
R: Striatella spp.
R: Eucampia

Others:
P: pale green flagellate (3 - 5 um)
P: Myrionecta s
pp

Zooplankton:
C: Oligotrichs , rotifers, nauplii, calanoids

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 17.6 C
Water Conditions: 5GY 2/4
Visibility: 2.5 m
Tide: Rising 0.308 m, high at 1302h
Sky: Gloomy with mist, 100% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 14.4 oC
Wind: W 2-3 m/s

Week of Monday, July 31
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______-__Last Week------ __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Phytoplankton assemblage shifted to mostly dinoflagellates this week.  We’d love to say which one, but we’re not sure, so there are some images attached – these 2 were by far the most abundant today.  The Alexandrium count tripled this week, saw mostly 2 and 4 cell chains.
Also, our friends at the county office reported some red tides south of the wharf (Seabright and Aptos).

Dinoflagellates:
A: Unknown (see image)

R: Protoperidinium
R: Gyrodinium
R: Dinophysis
R: Pyrocystis
R: Polykrikos
R: Alexandrium
R: Ceratium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Boreadinium

Diatoms:
R: Thalassiosira
R: Fragilariopsis

* Environmental Information *
Time: 9:15 am
Collector: K. Broughton

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 15.8 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 5G 2/6 (#31)
Water Visibility: 5 ft
Tide: High – 8:23, 3.3 ft
Surf Report: S swell, 3-5 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 4.3 ft
- Mean wave direction: S

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Foggy, clearing
Air Temperature: 59.9 F (15.5C)
Wind: 9 mph, W
Solar radiation: 504 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______--_Last Week------- __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
A lovely morning sampling off the Monterey Wharf II, with clear skies and light onshore breeze brightening the spirits of our intrepid sampler and wharf fishermen. Net and total chlorophyll were similar to  last week's levels (Net Fraction: 0.88X to 3.7 ug/L chl; Total: 0.95X to 34.2 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Pseudo-nitzschia spp decreased slightly in abundance and size (0.87X to 175,777 cells/L 89% seriata size class) but retained dominance in the net community.  Alexandrium spp and Dinophysis spp were observed at background levels.   

Dinoflagellates:
P: Protoperidinium spp.
P: Boreadinium cf

R: Prorocentrum gracile
R: Dinophysis acuminata
R: Phalachroma rotundatum
R: Ceratium furca
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Alexandrium spp. chains
R: Scrippsiella spp.
R: Pyrocystis lunula

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (175,777 cells/L, 89% seriata size class)
P: Skeletonema spp.

R: Thalassiosira spp.
R: Coscinodiscus spp.
R: Ditylum spp.
R: Guinardia spp.
R: Pleurosigma spp.
R: Rhizosolenia spp.
R: Tropidoneis spp.
R: Lauderia spp.
R: Navicula spp.
R: Cylindrotheca spp.
R: Odontella spp.
R: Asteromphalus spp.
R: Asterionellopsis spp.
R: Stephanopyxis spp.
R: Nitzschia spp.
R: Dactyliosolen spp.
R: Pseudoguinardia recta
R: Striatella spp.
R: Eucampia

Others:
P: Phaeocystis spp.
P: Myrionecta spp

Zooplankton:
P: Oligotrichs , rotifers, nauplii, Tintinids,

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:20
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 15.0 C
Water Conditions: 10GY 2/4
Visibility: 4 m
Tide: Rising 1.115 m, high at 0859h
Sky: Sunny, <20% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 14.5 oC
Wind: NNE 2 m/s

Week of Monday, July 24
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______-__Last Week------ __2 Weeks Ago

------------------------

* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Slight increase in biomass this week.  Even mix of diatoms and dinoflagellates in the net tow today.  Pseudo-nitzchia was the most abundant.

Dinoflagellates:
C: Unknown, LRB
P: Protoperidinium
P: Gymnodinium

R: Gyrodinium
R: Dinophysis
R: Pyrocystis
R: Polykrikos
R: Alexandrium
R: Ceratium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Boreadinium

Diatoms:
C: Pseudo-nitzschia
C: Lauderia
P: Thalassiosira
P: Eucampia
P: Detonula
P: Guinardia

R: Chaetoceros
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Thalassionema
R: Asteromphalus
R: Rhizosolenia

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:45 am
Collector: K. Broughton

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 14.4 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 5G 2/2 (#17)
Water Visibility: 6 ft
Tide: Rising, Low – 7:26, -0.6 ft
Surf Report: S/SSW swell, 1-2 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 4.6 ft
- Mean wave direction: NW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Foggy
Air Temperature: 57.2 F (14.0 C)
Wind: 3 mph, SSW
Solar radiation: 100 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______--_Last Week------- __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Ah summer on Monterey Bay, fog and thick marine layer loomed yet again over the Monterey Wharf this morning.  Net and total chlorophyll decreased from last week's levels (Net Fraction: 0.45X to 4.23 ug/L chl; Total: 0.78X to 35.89 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Pseudo-nitzschia spp decreased in abundance (0.42X to 203,010 cells/L 97% seriata size class) but retained dominance in the net community.  Other diatom and dinoflagellate species were present and active.     

Dinoflagellates:
P: Boreadinium cf

R: Prorocentrum gracile
R: Ceratium furca
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Protoperidinium spp.
R: Gyrodinium spp. (pink tipped)
R: Gyrodinium spp. (grey green)
R: Pyrocystis lunula
R: Gymnodinium cf (colorl
ess)

Diatoms:
A: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (203,010 cells/L, 97% seriata size class)
P: Chaetoceros spp.

R: Coscinodiscus spp.
R: Ditylum spp.
R: Guinardia spp.
R: Pleurosigma spp.
R: Rhizosolenia spp.
R: Skeletonema spp.
R: Corethron spp.
R: Tropidoneis spp.
R: Lauderia spp.
R: Navicula spp.
R: Cylindrotheca spp.
R: Bacillaria spp.
R: Licmophora spp.
R: Odontella spp.
R: Asteromphalus spp.
R: Asterionellopsis spp.
R: Bacteriastrum spp.
R: Stephanopyxis spp.
R: Nitzschia spp.
R: Pseudoguinardia recta
R: Striatella spp.
R: Eucampia

Others:
P: Myrionecta spp

R: Dictyocha spp.

Zooplankton:
P: Tintinids, rotifers, nauplii, oligotrichs, fecal pellets

* Environmental Information *
Time: 09:00
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 14.6 C
Water Conditions: 5GY 2/2
Visibility: 2 m
Tide: Rising 0.091 m, high at 1414h
Sky: 100% cloud cover, fog
Air Temperature: 13/9 oC
Wind: WNW 2 m/s

Week of Monday, July 17
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______-__Last Week------ __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Phytoplankton biomass was about the same as last week, but there was a dramatic decrease in diatoms.  Phytoplankton assemblage was mostly dinoflagellates with Protoperidinium being the most abundant.

Dinoflagellates:
C: Protoperidinium
C: Prorocentrum
P: Gymnodinium
P: Ceratium

R: Dinophysis
R: Polykrikos
R: Pyrocystis
R: Boreadinium
R: Gyrodinium
R: Akashiwo
R: Alexandrium
R: Oxyphysis

Diatoms:
P: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Thalassiosira
P: Lauderia
P: Eucampia

R: Chaetoceros
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Fragilariopsis

* Environmental Information *
Time: 9:15 am
Collector: K. Broughton
METHOD (net, whole water): both       
DEPTH: 0-10 ft

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 15.4 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 5G 2/6 (#31)
Water Visibility: 9 ft
Tide: Falling, High – 8:25, 3.5 ft
Surf Report: S/SSW swell, 1-2 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 5.2 ft
- Swell height/direction: NA
- Wind wave height/direction: NA

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Foggy
Air Temperature: 54.5 F (12.5 C)
Wind: 2 mph, E
Solar radiation: 172 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______--_Last Week------- __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: Rare

* Impressions *
Fog and thick marine layer loomed over the Monterey Wharf again this morning.  Net and total chlorophyll increased from last week's levels (Net Fraction: 3.24X to 9.34 ug/L chl; Total: 2.05X to 46.05 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Pseudo-nitzschia spp increased in abundance (2.8X to 487,837 cells/L 98% seriata size class) and retained dominance in the net community.  Other diatom and dinoflagellate species were present and active.   

Dinoflagellates:
P: Protoperidinium spp.

R: Akashiwo sanguinae
R: Prorocentrum gracile
R: Dinophysis acuminata
R: Scrippsiella spp.
R: Pyrocystis lunula
R: Polykrikos spp.
R: Gymnodinium cf (colorless)
R: Boreadinium cf

Diatoms:
A: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (487,837 cells/L, 98% seriata size class)
P: Corethron spp.
P: Ditylum spp.
P: Chaetoceros spp.

R: Coscinodiscus spp.
R: Guinardia spp.
R: Skeletonema spp.
R: Tropidoneis spp.
R: Licmophora spp.
R: Odontella spp.
R: Asteromphalus spp.
R: Asterionellopsis spp.
R: Stephanopyxis spp.
R: Dactyliosolen spp.
R: Pseudoguinardia recta
R: Detonlula spp.
R: Striatella spp.
R: Eucampia

Others:
P: Myrionecta spp

R: Dictyocha spp.
R: Phaeocystis spp.

Zooplankton:
P: Tintinids, rotifers, nauplii, oligotrichs, nematode, fecal pellets

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 14.1 C
Water Conditions: 5GY 2/2
Visibility: 2 m
Tide: Slack high 1.071 m, low at 1304h
Sky: 90% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 11.4 oC
Wind: WNW 2-4 m/s

Week of Monday, July 10
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______-__Last Week------ __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Increase in phytoplankton biomass this week with a decrease in dinoflagellate abundance.  Net tow was mostly diatoms and the assemblage shifted again to being mostly Pseudo-nitzschia (mostly seriata size).

Dinoflagellates:
R: Protoperidinium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Gymnodinium
R: Dinophysis
R: Polykrikos
R: Pyrocystis
R: Boreadinium
R: Gyrodinium

Diatoms:
A: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Thalassiosira
P: Skeletonema

R: Chaetoceros
R: Detonula
R: Lauderia
R: Thalassionema
R: Guindardia
R: Eucampia
R: Ditylum
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Actinoptichus
R: Licmophora

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:45 am
Collector: K. Broughton

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 14.7 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 5G 2/6 (#31)
Water Visibility: 6 ft
Tide: Rising, Low – 7:35, -0.3 ft
Surf Report: S swell, 4-7 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 6.6 ft
- Swell height/direction: NA
- Wind wave height/direction: NA

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Foggy
Air Temperature: 54.1 F (12.3 C)
Wind: 1 mph, SE
Solar radiation: 130 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______--_Last Week------- __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Fog and thick marine layer loomed over the Monterey Wharf again this morning.  Net and total chlorophyll declined from last week's levels (Net Fraction: 0.63X to 2.88 ug/L chl; Total: 0.92X to 22.46 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Net biomass continued to be dominated by Pseudo-nitzschia spp although at a lower abundance (0.59X to 176,838 cells/L 95% seriata size class).  Other diatom and dinoflagellate species were active in the background.   

Dinoflagellates:
R: Akashiwo sanguinae
R: Prorocentrum gracile
R: Dinophysis acuminata
R: Ceratium furca
R: Ceratium teres
P: Protoperidinium spp.
R: Scrippsiella spp.
R: Pyrocystis lunula
R: Polykrikos spp.
R: Boreadinium cf

Diatoms:
A: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (176,838 cells/L, 95% seriata size class)
P: Chaetoceros spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Skeletonema spp.
P: Melosira spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Cylindrotheca spp.
P: Asterionellopsis spp.
P: Detonlula spp.
P: Striatella spp.
P: Eucampia
R: Ditylum spp.

R: Corethron spp.
R: Licmophora spp.
R: Odontella spp.
R: Stephanopyxis spp.

R: Dactyliosolen spp.

Others:
P: Phaeocystis spp.
P: Myrionecta spp

R: Dictyocha spp.

Zooplankton:
P: Tintinids, rotifers, nauplii, oligotrichs, nematode, fecal pellets

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 14.4 C
Water Conditions: 5GY 2/2
Visibility: 1 m
Tide: Rising 0.055 m, high at 1430h
Sky: 100% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 12.8 oC
Wind: WNW 1-2 m/s

Week of Monday, July 3
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______-__Last Week------ __2 Weeks Ago

---------------------------------

* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Slight decrease in phytoplankton biomass this week.  Net tow was still mostly diatoms with a noticeable decrease in dinoflagellates.  Assemblage shifted again this week, while Thalassiosira remained the most abundant, there was an increase in Skeletonema and Pseudo-nitzschia.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Protoperidinium

R: Gymnodinium
R: Ceratium
R: Akashiwo

Diatoms:
C: Thalassiosira
C: Skeletonema
C: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Chaetoceros

R: Thalassionema
R: Guindardia
R: Eucampia
R: Ditylum
R: Coscinodiscus

* Environmental Information *
Time: 9:30 am
Collector: K. Broughton

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 15.1 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Green, 5BG 2/6 (#15)
Water Visibility: 7 ft
Tide: High – 9:58, 3.3 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 3.9 ft
- Swell height/direction: NA
- Wind wave height/direction: NA

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Sunny
Air Temperature: 55.8 F (13.2 C)
Wind: 2 mph, NNW
Solar radiation: 198 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______--_Last Week------- __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: Rare

* Impressions *
Fog and thick marine layer greeted our intrepid sampler this morning at the Monterey Wharf.  Net and total chlorophyll approximately doubled from last week's levels (Net Fraction: 3.07X to 4.59 ug/L chl; Total: 2.1X to 24.3 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Net biomass was dominated by Pseudo-nitzschia spp (3X to 297,559 cells/L 93% seriata size class).  An active and healthy assortment of other diatom species were also common. Dinoflagellates were present and active in the background.  

Dinoflagellates:
R: Akashiwo sanguinae
R: Prorocentrum gracile
R: Dinophysis fortii
R: Ceratium teres
R: Protoperidinium spp.
R: Scrippsiella spp.
R: Pyrocystis lunula
R: Polykrikos spp
.
R: Boreadinium cf

Diatoms:
A: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (297,559 cells/L, 93% seriata size class)
P: Chaetoceros spp.
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Ditylum spp.
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Lithodesmium spp.
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Melosira spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Leptocylindrus spp.
P: Asterionellopsis spp.
P: Nitzschia spp.
P: Dactyliosolen spp.
P: Pseudoguinardia recta

R: Thalassionema spp.

Others:
P: Phaeocystis spp
P: Myrionecta spp.

Zooplankton:
P: Tintinids, rotifers, nauplii, oligotrichs, fecal pellets

* Environmental Information *
Time: 09:00
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 15.1 C
Water Conditions: 10GY 2/4, Mola mola swimming nearby
Visibility: 2 m
Tide: Falling 0.949 m, low at 1429h
Sky: 40% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 12.9 oC
Wind: WNW 4-7 m/s

Week of Monday, June 26
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Phytoplankton biomass similar to last week and the net tow was mostly diatoms.  The assemblage shifted this week, with Thalassiosira becoming the most abundant.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Protoperidinium

R: Gymnodinium
R: Dinophysis
R: Alexandrium
R: Polykrikos
R: Ceratium
R: Boreadinium
R: Prorocentrum

Diatoms:
C: Thalassiosira
C: Skeletonema
P: Pseudo-nitzschia

R: Chaetoceros
R: Pleurosigma
R: Ditylum
R: Lauderia

* Environmental Information *
Time: 9:30 am
Collector: K. Broughton

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 15.8 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Green blue, 5BG 2/6 (#15)
Water Visibility: 9 ft
Tide: Low – 8:55, -0.6 ft
Surf Report: SW swell, 2-3 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 6.2 ft
- Swell height/direction: NA
- Wind wave height/direction: NA

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Fog and thick marine layer loomed over our intrepid sampler this morning at the Monterey Wharf.  Net and total chlorophyll continue along a similar trajectory as seen in recent samples (Net Fraction: 2.21 ug/L chl; Total: 11.54 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Net biomass contained an active and healthy assortment of diatoms with an equally vibrant, though less abundant, community of dinoflagellates. Pseudo-nitzschia seriata size class were common (97,614 cells/L 86% seriata size class). Surface water temperature was ca. 2oC higher than observed at last sampling (14 June). 

Dinoflagellates:
P: Protoperidinium spp.
P: Scrippsiella spp.
P: Boreadinium cf
R: Prorocentrum gracile
R: Dinophysis fortii

R: Gyrodinium spp. (pink tipped)
R: Pyrocystis lunula
R: Polykrikos spp.

Diatoms:
C: Leptocylindrus spp.
C: Melosira spp.
C: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (97,614 cells/L, 86% seriata size class)
C: Thalassiosira spp.
C: Chaetoceros spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Asterionellopsis spp.
P: Nitzschia spp.
P: Pseudoguinardia recta
P: Eucampia

R: Thalassionema spp.

Others:
P: Phaeocystis spp
P: Myrionecta spp.

Zooplankton:
P: Tintinids, rotifers, nauplii, oligotrichs

* Environmental Information *
Time: 09:00
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 16.0 C
Water Conditions: 5GY 2/2, Mola mola swimming nearby
Visibility: 3 m
Tide: Slack low -0.11 m, high at 1550h
Sky: 100% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 13.2 oC
Wind: WNW 2-4 m/s

Week of Monday, June 19
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: Rare

* Impressions *
Dramatic decrease in phytoplankton biomass this week.  Dinoflagellate abundance increased, but diatoms remained the dominant group.  Pseudo-nitzschia was the most abundant genus.

Dinoflagellates:
C: Unknown, LRB
P: Protoperidinium
P: Gymnodinium
P: Gyrodinium

R: Dinophysis
R: Cochlodinium
R: Polykrikos
R: Scrippsiella

Diatoms:
C: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Thalassiosira
P: Eucampia

R: Skeletonema
R: Chaetoceros
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Pleurosigma
R: Ditylum
R: Guinardia
R: Licmophora
R: Melosira
R: Leptocylindrus

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:45 am
Collector: K. Broughton

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 14.7 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 10G 2/6 (#12)
Water Visibility: 8 ft
Tide: Rising, High – 9:30, 3.7 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 10.2 ft
- Swell height/direction: NA
- Wind wave height/direction: NA

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Foggy
Air Temperature: 56.1 F (13.4 C)
Wind: 7 mph, NW
Solar radiation: 132 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

At a glance:

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Week of Monday, June 12
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Net tow was similar to last week.  Phytoplankton biomass was about the same and Pseudo-nitzschia remains the most abundant genus.  Pn were mostly seriata size.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Protoperidinium

R: Dinophysis
R: Ceratium
R: Boreadinium
R: Alexandrium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Gymnodinium

Diatoms:
A: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Thalassiosira
P: Eucampia
P: Skeletonema
P: Detonula

R: Chaetoceros
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Pleurosigma
R: Thalassionema
R: Astermophalus
R: Asterionellopsis
R: Licmophora
R: Tropidoneis
R: Leptocylindrus

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:20 am
Collector: K. Broughton

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 13.3 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 10G 2/6 (#12)
Water Visibility: 6 ft
Tide: Low – 8:46, -0.2 ft
Surf Report: WNW swell, 2-3 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 7.9 ft
- Swell height/direction: NA
- Wind wave height/direction: NA

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Foggy
Air Temperature: 51.4 F (10.8 C)
Wind: 2 mph, ENE
Solar radiation: 195 watts/m^2

Sample Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Clearing coastal fog again made for a pleasant morning sampling at the Monterey Wharf.  Net and total chlorophyll were lower in this week's samples (Net Fraction: 0.63X to 1.69 ug/L chl; Total: 0.36X to 13.56 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Net biomass was dominated by a lower abundance of Pseudo-nitzschia seriata size class (0.52X to 80,123 cells/L 90% seriata size class) along with an assortment of diatoms. Dinoflagellates were rare but active in the background. 

Dinoflagellates:
R: Prorocentrum gracile
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Scrippsiella spp.

Diatoms:
A: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (80,123 cells/L, 90% seriata size class)
P: Chaetoceros spp.
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Skeletonema spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Leptocylindrus spp.
P: Asterionellopsis spp.
P: Pseudoguinardia recta
P: Eucampia
R: Ditylum spp.

R: Pleurosigma spp.
R: Thalassionema spp.
R: Licmophora spp.

Others:
P: Myrionecta spp
R: Dictyocha spp.

Zooplankton:
P: Tintinids, rotifers, nauplii, oligotrichs, fecal pellets

* Environmental Information *
Time: 09:30
Collector: April and Henry Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 14.3 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 5GY 3/4
Visibility: 4 m
Tide: Rising 0.068 m, high at 1606h
Sky: 30% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 14.3 oC
Wind: W 4-6 m/s

Week of Monday, June 5
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Net tow was similar to last week.  Phytoplankton biomass was about the same and Pseudo-nitzschia remains the most abundant genus.  Pn were mostly seriata size.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Protoperidinium

R: Dinophysis
R: Ceratium
R: Boreadinium
R: Gonyaulax
R: Alexandrium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Polykrikos
R: Akashiwo
R: Gymnodinium

Diatoms:
A: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Thalassiosira
P: Chaetoceros
P: Eucampia

R: Coscinodiscus
R: Skeletonema
R: Pleurosigma
R: Ditylum
R: Thalassionema
R: Astermophalus
R: Guinardia
R: Lauderia
R: Tropidoneis
R: Leptocylindrus
R: Cylindrotheca

Other:
R: Dictyocha

* Environmental Information *
Time: 9:10 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 14.4 C
Water Conditions: Rippled, small swell
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 10GY 3/4 (#29)
Water Visibility: 6 ft
Tide: Rising, High – 10:50, 3.5 ft
Surf Report: SSW/S swell, 3-4 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 4.9 ft
- Swell height/direction: NA
- Wind wave height/direction: NA

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Overcast
Air Temperature: 52.3 F (11.3 C)
Wind: 6 mph, NNE
Solar radiation: 258 watts/m^2

Sample Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Abondant
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Coastal fog gave way to clear onshore conditions during this morning's sampling at the Monterey Wharf.  Net chlorophyll was lower in this week's samples, while total chlorophyll biomass increased (Net Fraction: 0.79X to 2.68 ug/L chl; Total: 02.2X to 37.6 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Net biomass was dominated by Pseudo-nitzschia seriata size class along with an assortment of chain forming diatoms. Dinoflagellates were rare but active in the background. Pseudo-nitzschia spp. decreased in overall abundance (2.17X to  152,145 cells/L, 96% seriata size class).  

Dinoflagellates:
R: Dinophysis acuminata
R: Ceratium furca
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Protoperidinium spp.
R: Gyrodinium spp. (pink tipped)
R: Boreadinium cf

Diatoms:
A: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (152,145 cells/L, 96% seriata size class)
P: Chaetoceros spp.
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Skeletonema spp.
P: Melosira spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Leptocylindrus spp.
P: Asterionellopsis spp.
P: Pseudoguinardia recta
P: Eucampia

R: Ditylum spp.
R: Bacillaria spp.

Others:
P: Phaeocystis spp.
P: Myrionecta spp
R: Dictyocha spp.
R: ovoid colorless flagellate (1 um)

Zooplankton:
P: Tintinids, rotifers, nauplii, oligotrichs, fecal pellets

* Environmental Information *
Time: 09:40
Collector: April and Henry Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 13.1 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 5GY 2/2
Visibility: 2 m
Tide: Rising 1.085 m, high at 1059h
Sky: 50% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 11.8 oC
Wind: WSW 1-3 m/s

Week of Monday, May 29
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Phytoplankton biomass about the same this week.  Assemblage remains mostly diatoms, but there was an increase in dinoflagellates.  Pseudo-nitzschia was the most abundant – nice long chains, mostly seriata size.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Protoperidinium
P: Dinophysis

R: Ceratium
R: Boreadinium
R: Gonyaulax
R: Alexandrium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Polykrikos
R: Gymnodinium

Diatoms:
A: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Eucampia
P: Thalassiosira

R: Chaetoceros
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Skeletonema
R: Pleurosigma
R: Ditylum
R: Fragilariopsis
R: Leptocylindrus
R: Cylindrotheca

* Environmental Information *
Time: 9:10 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 14.9 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 5G 2/6 (#31)
Water Visibility: 7 ft
Tide: Falling, Low – 10:26, -0.5 ft
Surf Report: SW swell, 3-5 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 3.6 ft
- Swell height/direction: NA
- Wind wave height/direction: NA

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Sunny
Air Temperature: 57.6 F (14.2 C)
Wind: 2 mph, E
Solar radiation: 567 watts/m^2

 

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Sample Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Gentle spring breezes and clearing cloud cover made for a peaceful sampling session this morning at the Monterey Wharf. Net and total chlorophyll was sharply lower in this week's samples (Net Fraction: 0.24X to 3.38 ug/L chl; Total: 0.2X to 18.6 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Net biomass was dominated by an assortment of diatoms with dinoflagellates active in the background. Pseudo-nitzschia spp. decreased in overall abundance (0.2X to  70,263 cells/L, 92% seriata size class).  

Dinoflagellates:
R: Dinophysis fortii
R: Dinophysis caudata
R: Ceratium lineatum
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Protoperidinium spp.
R: Gyrodinium spp. (pink tipped)
R: Boreadinium cf
R: Oxytoxum spp.

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (70,263 cells/L, 92% seriata size class)
C: Melosira spp.
C: Leptocylindrus spp.
C: Eucampia
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Asterionellopsis spp.
P: Pseudoguinardia recta

R: Ditylum spp.
R: Rhizosolenia spp.
R: Thalassiothrix spp.
R: Hemiaulus spp.
R: Tropidoneis spp.
R: Navicula spp.
R: Nitzschia spp.

Others:
P: Myrionecta spp
P: Phaeocystis spp.

R: Dictyocha spp.
R: ovoid colorless flagellate (1 um)

Zooplankton:
P: Tintinids, rotifers, nauplii, polychaete, fish larvae

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 14.0 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 10GY 2/4
Visibility: 3 m
Tide: Falling 0.166 m, low at 1021h
Sky: 50% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 12.4 oC
Wind: W 3-4 m/s, gusts to 7 m/s

Week of Monday, May 22
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: Rare

* Impressions *
Increase in phytoplankton biomass this week and diatoms remain the most abundant group.  Assemblage was mostly Eucampia.  Pn mostly seriata size, Alex were only seen as single cells.

Dinoflagellates:
R: Protoperidinium
R: Ceratium
R: Boreadinium
R: Gonyaulax
R: Alexandrium
R: Dinophysis
R: Prorocentrum
R: Polykrikos
R: Oxyphysis
R: Cochlodinium

Diatoms:
A: Eucampia
C: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Thalassiosira
P: Lauderia

R: Coscinodiscus
R: Tropidoneis
R: Asteromphalus
R: Pleurosigma
R: Ditylum
R: Thalssionema
R: Fragilariopsis
R: Licmophora
R: Detonula

* Environmental Information *
Time: 9:00 am
Collector: S. Garcia
METHOD (net, whole water): both       
DEPTH: 0-10 ft

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 13.1 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Green, 10GY 3/4 (#29)
Water Visibility: 5 ft
Tide: Rising, High – 10:31, 4.1 ft
Surf Report: S/SW swell, 3-4 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 4.9 ft
- Swell height/direction: NA
- Wind wave height/direction: NA

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Foggy
Air Temperature: 52.9 F (11.6 C)
Wind: 2 mph, ENE
Solar radiation: 191 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Although a thick marine layer and coastal fog made for a bleak morning sampling at the Monterey Wharf, the dark brown color of the first net haul brighten our intrepid samplers mood with the realization of a strong phytoplankton bloom at this locale. Net and total chlorophyll were dramatically higher in this weeks samples (Net Fraction: 8.6X to 14 ug/L chl; Total: 7.6X to 95.5 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Net biomass was dominated by an assortment of diatoms with dinoflagellates active in the background. Pseudo-nitzschia spp. increased in overall abundance and size class (11.5X to  325,146 cells/L, 94% seriata size class).  

Dinoflagellates:
R: Protoperidinium spp.
R: Scrippsiella spp.
R: Gyrodinium spp. (pink tipped)
R: Gyrodinium spp. (grey green)
R: Polykrikos spp.
R: Boreadinium cf

Diatoms:
A: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (325,146 cells/L, 94% seriata size class)
C: Chaetoceros spp.
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Thalassionema spp.
P: Skeletonema spp.
P: Melosira spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Pseudoguinardia recta
P: Eucampia

R: Ditylum spp.
R: Guinardia spp.
R: Tropidoneis spp.
R: Navicula spp.
R: Licmophora spp.
R: Asterionellopsis spp.
R: Nitzschia spp.

Others:
P: Phaeocystis spp.
P: Myrionecta spp

Zooplankton:
A: Tintinids, rotifers, nauplii

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:15
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 12.6 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 5GY 2/2
Visibility: 2 m
Tide: Rising 0.925 m, high at 1031h
Sky: Overcast with fog
Air Temperature: 10.7 oC
Wind: NNW 1-2 m/s

Week of Monday, May 15
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Drop in phytoplankton biomass this week, net tow still mostly diatoms.  Assemblage shifted to being co-dominated by Eucampia and Pseudo-nitzschia.  Both size classes of Pn were in the net tow and Alexandrium numbers remained about the same.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Protoperidinium

R: Alexandrium
R: Dinophysis
R: Gymnodinium
R: Ceratium
R: Prorocentrum

Diatoms:
C: Eucampia
C: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Fragilariopsis
P: Thalassiosira

R: Thalassionema
R: Skeletonema
R: Chaetoceros
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Pleurosigma
R: Tropidoneis
R: Asteromphalus
R: Licmophora
R: Asterionellopsis
R: Lauderia

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:45 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 12.4 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 10G 2/6 (#12)
Water Visibility: 8 ft
Tide: Falling, Low – 10:16, 0.1 ft
Surf Report: WNW/NW swell, 1-3 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 6.9 ft
- Swell height/direction: na
- Wind wave height/direction: na

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Sunny
Air Temperature: 56.3 F (13.5 C)
Wind: 5 mph, W
Solar radiation: 460 watts/m^2

 

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Gusting winds churned up the water and chilled the air, despite clear and sunny skies, at the Monterey Wharf this morning. Net and total chlorophyll were higher in this weeks samples (Net Fraction: 3.38X to 1.63 ug/L chl; Total: 2.33X to 12.50 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Net biomass was dominated by an assortment of diatoms with dinoflagellates active in the background. Pseudo-nitzschia spp. decreased in overall abundance and represented by a near even split in abundance of delicatissima and seriata size classes (0.8X to 28,294 cells/L, 42.5% seriata size class).  

Dinoflagellates:
R: Ceratium furca
R: Ceratium teres
R: Scrippsiella spp.
R: Gyrodinium spp. (pink tipped)
R: Gyrodinium spp. (grey green)

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (28,294 cells/L, 42.5% seriata size class)
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Lithodesmium spp.
P: Thalassiothrix spp.
P: Thalassionema spp.
P: Skeletonema spp.
P: Melosira spp.
P: Leptocylindrus spp.
P: Asterionellopsis spp.
P: Cerataulina spp.
P: Eucampia

R: Ditylum spp.
R: Pleurosigma spp.
R: Rhizosolenia spp.
R: Tropidoneis spp.
R: Navicula spp.
R: Licmophora spp.
R: Asteromphalus spp.
R: Nitzschia spp.
R: Rhaphoneis spp.

Others:
P: filamentous cyanobacteria
P: Phaeocystis spp.
P: Myrionecta spp

Zooplankton:
A: Tintinids, rotifers, nauplii

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 12.7 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 5GY 2/2
Visibility: 4 m
Tide: Falling 0.235 m, low at 1116h
Sky: clear and sunny
Air Temperature: 11.4 oC
Wind: W 5-7 m/s, gusts to 9 m/s

Week of Monday, May 8
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Phytoplankton biomass increased this week, net tow still mostly diatoms.  Assemblage was mostly Fragilariopsis.

Dinoflagellates:
C: Protoperidinium

R: Alexandrium
R: Dinophysis
R: Gyrodinium
R: Ceratium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Gonyaulax
R: Scrippsiella

Diatoms:
C: Fragilariopsis
P: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Coscinodiscus
P: Pleurosigma
P: Detonula

R: Eucampia
R: Tropidoneis
R: Asteromphalus
R: Leptocylindrus

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:45 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 12.3 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 10G 2/6 (#12)
Water Visibility: 7 ft
Tide: Rising, High – 11:36, 3.7 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 8.9 ft
- Swell height/direction: na
- Wind wave height/direction: na

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Overcast/foggy
Air Temperature: 52.9 F (11.6 C)
Wind: 2 mph, NNE
Solar radiation: 96 watts/m^2

 

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Sporadic drizzle dampened our intrepid sampler and wharf but the sun crept out by samplings end at the Monterey Wharf.  Net chlorophyll declined was similar to the prior week but total chlorophyll continued to decline (Net Fraction: 0.98X to 0.48 ug/L chl; Total: 0.47X to 5.38 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Net biomass revealed an increase in species richness of both diatoms and dinoflagellates. Pseudo-nitzschia spp. increased in overall abundance and size (2.3X to 37,253 cells/L, 98% seriata size class).  

Dinoflagellates:
P: Scrippsiella spp.
P: Boreadinium cf

R: Prorocentrum micans
R: Ceratium furca
R: Ceratium teres
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Protoperidinium spp.
R: Gyrodinium spp. (pink tipped)
R: Gyrodinium spp. (grey green)
R: Polykrikos spp.
R: Gymnodinium cf (lime green/yellow)
R: Gymnodinium cf (colorless)

R: Gymnodinium spp

Diatoms:
C: Pseudoguinardia recta
C: Leptocylindrus spp.
C: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (37,252 cells/L, 98% seriata size class)
P: Chaetoceros spp.
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Lithodesmium spp.
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Thalassiothrix spp.
P: Thalassionema spp.
P: Skeletonema spp.
P: Melosira spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Navicula spp.
P: Cerataulina spp.
P: Eucampia

R: Ditylum spp.
R: Tropidoneis spp.
R: Bacillaria spp.
R: Licmophora spp.
R: Asteromphalus spp.
R: Asterionellopsis spp.
R: Nitzschia spp.
R: Rhaphoneis spp.
R: Paralaria spp.
R: Cocconeis spp.

Others:
P: filamentous cyanobacteria

R: Dictyocha spp.
R: Phaeocystis spp.
R: Acantharians
R: ovoid colorless flagellate (1 um)
R: foraminifera

Zooplankton:
A: Tintinids, rotifers, nauplii, veligers, hydromedusae

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 12.5 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 10GY 2/4
Visibility: 2.5 m
Tide: Rising 0.65 m, high at 1143h
Sky: drizzle, overcast but clearing sky
Air Temperature: 11.7 oC
Wind: WNW 1-2 m/s

Week of Monday, May 1
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Phytoplankton biomass decreased this week.  Assemblage shifted to more of an even mix of diatoms and dinoflagellates, with Protoperidinium being the most abundant.

Dinoflagellates:
C: Protoperidinium
C: Polykrikos
P: Ceratium
P: Boreadinium
P: Gonyaulax
P: LRBs (little round balls)

R: Alexandrium
R: Dinophysis
R: Protoceratium

Diatoms:
P: Coscinodiscus
P: Leptocylindrus
P: Tropidoneis
P: Thalassiosira

R: Pseudo-nitzschia
R: Pleurosigma
R: Cylindrotheca
R: Chaetoceros

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:45 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 13.9 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Green, 10GY 3/4 (#29)
Water Visibility: 7 ft
Tide: Falling, Low – 12:03, -0.3 ft
Surf Report: NW swell, 3-4 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 6.6 ft
- Swell height/direction: 5.9 ft, NW
- Wind wave height/direction: 2.6 ft, NW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Sunny
Air Temperature: 63.0 F (17.2 C)
Wind: 0 mph, NE
Solar radiation: 309 watts/m^2

 

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Sample Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Present
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: Rare

* Impressions *
Spectacular weather continued around Monterey Bay and made for a pleasurable day's sampling at the Monterey Wharf.  Net chlorophyll declined compared to last our last MWII sample (Net Fraction: 0.45X to 0.49 ug/L chl; Total: 0.80X to 11.53 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Living biomass was dominated by a diverse community of diatoms. Pseudo-nitzschia spp. decreased in overall abundance and size (0.38X to 16,269 cells/L, 28% seriata size class).   Dinoflagellates were present and active.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Dinophysis acuminata
P: Dinophysis fortii
P: Scrippsiella spp.
P: Boreadinium cf

R: Akashiwo sanguinae
R: Prorocentrum micans
R: Phalachroma rotundatum
R: Ceratium teres
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Protoperidinium spp.
R: Gyrodinium spp. (pink tipped)
R: Gyrodinium spp. (grey green)
R: Gymnodinium cf (lime green/yellow)
R: Gymnodinium cf (colorless)
R: cysts

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (16,269 cells/L, 28% seriata size class)
C: Melosira spp.
C: Leptocylindrus spp.
C: Pseudoguinardia recta
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Ditylum spp.
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Lithodesmium spp.
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Thalassiothrix spp.
P: Thalassionema spp.
P: Skeletonema spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Navicula spp.
P: Asteromphalus spp.
P: Cerataulina spp.
P: Eucampia

R: Tropidoneis spp.
R: Bacillaria spp.
R: Licmophora spp.
R: Asterionellopsis spp.
R: Nitzschia spp.

Others:
P: filamentous cyanobacteria

R: Dictyocha spp.
R: Acantharians
R: ovoid colorless flagellate (1 um)
R: foraminifera

Zooplankton:
A: Tintinids, rotifers, nauplii

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 13.7 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 10GY 3/4
Visibility: 3 m
Tide: Falling 0.749 m, low at 1159h
Sky: Clear and sunny
Air Temperature: 13.9 oC
Wind: WNW 2-4 m/s

Week of Monday, April 24
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Phytoplankton biomass about the same as last week, net tow still mostly diatoms.  There was a shift in the assemblage, today’s was co-dominated by Skeletonema and Chaetoceros.  Pseudo-nitzschia decreased this week, but both delicatissima and seriata size classes were observed.  There was also an 8-cell chain of Alexandrium zooming around the petri dish this am.

Dinoflagellates:
R: Protoperidinium
R: Alexandrium
R: Dinophysis
R: Gymnodinium
R: Boreadinium
R: Ceratium
R: Gyrodinium
R: Polykrikos

Diatoms:
C: Skeletonema
C: Chaetoceros
C: Thalassiosira
P: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Thalassionema

R: Detonula
R: Guinardia
R: Proboscia
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Ditylum
R: Pleurosigma
R: Eucampia
R: Tropidoneis
R: Asteromphalus
R: Stephanopyxis
R: Asterionellopsis
R: Cylindrotheca

Other:
R: Phaeocystis

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:45 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 11.7 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 5G 2/6 (#31)
Water Visibility: 4 ft
Tide: Rising, Low – 5:13, -0.5 ft
Surf Report: WNW swell, 4-6 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 5.6 ft
- Swell height/direction: 5.2 ft, WNW
- Wind wave height/direction: 1.3 ft,W

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Overcast
Air Temperature: 54.5 F (12.5 C)
Wind: 2 mph, SSE
Solar radiation: 70 watts/m^2

Sample Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

At a glance:

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Week of Monday, April 17
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______-__Last Week------ __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Beautiful sunny morning at the SC Wharf and the diatoms were blooming!  Phytoplankton biomass doubled from last week, diatoms still the dominant group, but there were more dinoflagellates this week.  Assemblage shifted slightly again this week, with Pseudo-nitzschia becoming the most abundant.

Dinoflagellates:
R: Protoperidinium
R: Alexandrium
R: Dinophysis
R: Gymnodinium
R: Boreadinium
R: Ceratium

Diatoms:
C: Pseudo-nitzschia
C: Chaetoceros
C: Guinardia
C: Thalassiosira
C: Thalassionema
P: Skeletonema
P: Detonula
P: Leptocylindrus

R: Proboscia
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Ditylum
R: Pleurosigma
R: Eucampia
R: Tropidoneis
R: Odontella
R: Asteromphalus
R: Stephanopyxis
R: Asterionellopsis
R: Lauderia

Other:
R: Phaeocystis

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:50 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 12.5 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 10GY 2/4 (#30)
Water Visibility: 3 ft
Tide: Falling, Low – 12:08, 0.3 ft
Surf Report: WNW swell, 4-6 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 6.2 ft
- Swell height/direction: 6.2 ft, WSW
- Wind wave height/direction: 0.7 ft,ENE

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Sunny
Air Temperature: 54.5 F (12.5 C)
Wind: 4 mph, NNE
Solar radiation: 285 watts/m^2

Sample Date: Thusday, April 19, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: Rare

* Impressions *
Clear skies and sunshine warmed the bay during this morning's sampling at the Monterey Wharf.  Net chlorophyll was lower in this week's samples (Net Fraction: 0.48X to 1.09 ug/L chl; Total: 0.69X to 13.12 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Living biomass was dominated by a diverse community of diatoms, although many exhibited condensed chloroplasts. Pseudo-nitzschia spp. was common in the sample but at slightly lower abundance that the previous week and with delicatissima size class increasing in relative abundance (0.95X to 43,089 cells/L, 80% seriata size class).   Dinoflagellates were present and active.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Protoperidinium spp.
P: Boreadinium cf

R: Akashiwo sanguinae
R: Prorocentrum micans
R: Dinophysis acuminata
R: Dinophysis fortii
R: Ceratium teres
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Scrippsiella spp.
R: Gyrodinium spp. (pink tipped)

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Pseudoguinardia recta
C: Guinardia spp.
C: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (43,089 cells/L, 80% seriata size class)
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Ditylum spp.
P: Rhizosolenia spp.
P: Thalassiothrix spp.
P: Thalassionema spp.
P: Melosira spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Odontella spp.
P: Leptocylindrus spp.
P: Stephanopyxis spp.
P: Cerataulina spp.

R: Tropidoneis spp.
R: Navicula spp.
R: Cylindrotheca spp.
R: Licmophora spp.
R: Asteromphalus spp.
R: Asterionellopsis spp.
R: Bacteriastrum spp.

Others:
P: Phaeocystis spp.
P: ovoid colorless flagellate (1 um)

R: Acantharians
R: foraminifera

Zooplankton:
A: Tintinids, rotifers, calanoids, nauplii, larvae

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 13.9 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 10GY 2/4
Visibility: 4 m
Tide: Falling 0.639 m, low at 1209h
Sky: Clear and sunny
Air Temperature: 12.3 oC
Wind: NW 1-3 m/s

Week of Monday, April 10
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______-__Last Week------ __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Drizzly at the wharf this am (with rain overnight) and water temperature dropped this week.  Net tow was almost all diatoms (very few dinoflagellates).  Phytoplankton biomass remained about the same as last week, assemblage was co-dominated by Chaetoceros and Guinardia.  Pn chains looked healthy.

Dinoflagellates:
R: Protoperidinium
R: Alexandrium
R: Akashiwo

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros
C: Guinardia
P: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Detonula
P: Thalassiosira
P: Thalassionema

R: Skeletonema
R: Proboscia
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Ditylum
R: Pleurosigma
R: Eucampia
R: Tropidoneis
R: Fragilariopsis
R: Asteromphalus
R: Stephanopyxis

Other:
R: Dictyocha

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:45 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 11.8 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Green, 5G 2/6 (#31)
Water Visibility: 3 ft
Tide: Rising, Low – 6:08, 0.3 ft
Surf Report: WNW swell, 5-7 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 8.5 ft
- Swell height/direction: 8.5 ft, WNW
- Wind wave height/direction: 1.6 ft,SSW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Overcast, rainy
Air Temperature: 53.2 F (11.8 C)
Wind: 4 mph, NNE
Solar radiation: 21 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Thusday, April 12, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Rain began in the early morning hours and continued with drizzle and intermittent showers throughout today's sampling at the Monterey Wharf.   Net chlorophyll abruptly reversed its recent downward trend and was significantly higher in this week's samples (Net Fraction: 9.34X to 2.27 ug/L chl; Total: 2.8X to 18.90 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence).  Living biomass was dominated by a diverse community of diatoms. Pseudo-nitzschia spp. contributed to the biomass increase (22X to 45,270 cells/L, 92% seriata size class).   Dinoflagellates were presentand active.

Dinoflagellates:
R: Dinophysis spp?
R: Phalachroma rotundatum
R: Ceratium teres
R: Ceratium lineatum
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Protoperidinium spp.
R: Scrippsiella spp.
R: Gymnodinium cf (colorless)
R: Boreadinium cf

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Thalassiosira spp.
C: Coscinodiscus spp.
C: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (45,270 cells/L, 92% seriata size class)
C: Ditylum spp.
C: Pseudoguinardia recta
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Thalassiothrix spp.
P: Thalassionema spp.
P: Skeletonema spp.
P: Melosira spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Odontella spp.
P: Leptocylindrus spp.

R: Tropidoneis spp.
R: Eucampia

Others:
P: Phaeocystis spp.
R: Dictyocha spp.
R: Acantharians
R: foraminifera

Zooplankton:
A:  eggs, Tintinids, rotifers, calanoids, nauplii, polychaete larvae

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 12.8 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 10GY 2/4
Visibility: 3 m
Tide: Rising 0.509 m, high at 1226h
Sky: Overcast with rain showers, mist
Air Temperature: 12.4 oC
Wind: SSW 1-5 m/s

Week of Monday, April 3
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______-__Last Week------ __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Common
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Another lovely morning at the wharf today.  Net tow was similar to last week.  Phytoplankton biomass about the same, but a slight shift in the diatom assemblage.  Chaetoceros and Pseudo-nitzschia co-dominated the assemblage this week.  Pn were mostly seriata size with chains up to 20 cells long.

Dinoflagellates:
R: Protoperidinium
R: Gymnodinium
R: Dinophysis
R: Ceratium
R: Gyrodinium
R: Boreadinium
R: Gonyaulax

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros
C: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Detonula
P: Thalassiosira
P: Thalassionema
P: Guinardia

R: Skeletonema
R: Proboscia
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Ditylum
R: Odontella
R: Leptocylindrus
R: Pleurosigma
R: Eucampia
R: Licmophora
R: Tropidoneis
R: Paralia

Other:
R: Dictyocha

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:30 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 13.3 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 10GY 3/4 (#29)
Water Visibility: 7 ft
Tide: Falling, High – 6:28, 4.8 ft
Surf Report: WNW swell, 3-4 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 5.2 ft
- Swell height/direction: 5.2 ft, WNW
- Wind wave height/direction: 0.7 ft,WNW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Partly cloudy
Air Temperature: 56.3 F (13.5 C)
Wind: 3 mph, NNW
Solar radiation: 228 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Thusday, April 5, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
A pleasant morning with breaking marine layer prevailed over the Monterey Wharf for the mornings sampling.  Net chlorophyll continued on a downward trend (Net Fraction: 0.65X to 0.15 ug/L chl; Total: 1.2X to 6.79 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). Sediment fines were again dominant in the samples this week. However, diatoms were again dominant in the living biomass. Pseudo-nitzschia spp were present (0.49X to 2,000 cells/L, 100% seriata size class).   Dinoflagellates were present at low abundance. 

Dinoflagellates:
R: Ceratium fusus
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Polykrikos spp.

Diatoms:
P: Chaetoceros spp.
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (2,000 cells/L, 100% seriata size class)
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Thalassionema spp.
P: Melosira spp.
P: Lauderia spp.

R: Ditylum spp.
R: Pleurosigma spp.
R: Licmophora spp.
R: Odontella spp.
R: Leptocylindrus spp.

Others:
R: Phaeocystis spp.
R: foraminifera

Zooplankton:
C:  Tintinids, rotifers, calanoids, nauplii, eggs

* Environmental Information *
Time: 08:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 12.3 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 10GY 3/4
Visibility: 5 m
Tide: Rising 1.22 m, high at 1334h
Sky: 50% cloud cover with Sun
Air Temperature: 13.4 oC
Wind: NW 1-3 m/s

 
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

At a glance:

Today_______-__Last Week------ __2 Weeks Ago

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Sunny morning at the wharf.  Net tow similar to last week, phytoplankton biomass about the same, assemblage mostly diatoms.  Chaetoceros remains the most abundant genus, but its relative abundance decreased.

Dinoflagellates:
R: Protoperidinium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Gymnodinium
R: Alexandrium
R: Dinophysis
R: Ceratium
R: Gyrodinium
R: Boreadinium
R: Polykrikos

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros
C: Skeletonema
P: Thalassiosira
P: Thalassionema

R: Detonula
R: Guinardia
R: Proboscia
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Ditylum
R: Leptocylindrus
R: Pleurosigma
R: Eucampia
R: Pseudo-nitzschia
R: Fragilariopsis
R: Tropidoneis

Other:
R: Phaeocystis

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:15 am
Collector: D. Shultz

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 14.7 C
Water Conditions: Small swell
Water Color/Code: Green, 5GY 5/6 (#27)
Water Visibility: 4 ft
Tide: Rising, Low – 6:12, 0.1 ft
Surf Report: WNW swell, 6-8 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 11.8 ft
- Swell height/direction: 9.8 ft, NW
- Wind wave height/direction: 6.2 ft,NW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Sunny
Air Temperature: 53.2 F (11.8 C)
Wind: 2 mph, N
Solar radiation: 138 watts/m^2

Sample Date: Thusday, March 29, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Bright, clear skies presided over the Monterey Wharf during sampling this morning. Net chlorophyll continued to decline (Net Fraction: 0.54X to 0.24 ug/L chl; Total: 1X to 5.6 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). Sediment fines were dominant in the samples this week. However, diatoms were again dominant in the living biomass. Pseudo-nitzschia spp were present (1.16X to 4,951 cells/L, 90% seriata size class). Dinoflagellates were active but at low abundance.

Dinoflagellates:
R: Prorocentrum micans
R: Dinophysis spp?
R: Ceratium azicorum
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Protoperidinium spp.
R: Scrippsiella spp.

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Thalassiosira spp.
C: Proboscia spp.
C: Lauderia spp.
P: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (4,951 cells/L, 90% seriata size class)
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Melosira spp.
P: Pseudoguinardia recta

R: Coscinodiscus spp.
R: Ditylum spp.
R: Pleurosigma spp.
R: Rhizosolenia spp.
R: Skeletonema spp.
R: Tropidoneis spp.
R: Bacillaria spp.
R: Odontella spp.
R: Leptocylindrus spp.
R: Asterionellopsis spp.
R: Eucampia

Others:
P: Phaeocystis spp.

R: Acantharians
R: foraminifera
R: Myrionecta spp

Zooplankton:
C: Tintinids, nauplii, rotifers, eggs

* Environmental Information *
Time: 09:00
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 14.1 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 5GY 3/4
Visibility: 1 m
Tide: Rising 0.613 m, high at 1221h
Sky: Clear and Sunny
Air Temperature: 13.2 oC
Wind: NW 2-3 m/s

Week of Monday, March 20
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Rain overnight, San Lorenzo plume clearly visible on the north-east side of the wharf.  Phytoplankton biomass similar to last week, with an increase in phytoplankton diversity.  Chaetoceros remains the most abundant genus.

Dinoflagellates:
R: Protoperidinium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Gymnodinium
R: Alexandrium
R: Dinophysis
R: Akashiwo
R: Ceratium
R: Gyrodinium
R: Boreadinium
R: Polykrikos

Diatoms:
A: Chaetoceros
P: Thalassiosira
P: Detonula
P: Guinardia
P: Lauderia

R: Coscinodiscus
R: Thalassionema
R: Corethron
R: Skeletonema
R: Ditylum
R: Odontella
R: Pleurosigma
R: Eucampia
R: Pseudo-nitzschia
R: Paralia
R: Stephanopyxis
R: Rhizosolenia

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:45 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 13.0 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Brown, 5GY 2/2 (#17)
Water Visibility: 2 ft
Tide: Falling, High – 6:33, 4.4 ft
Surf Report: W/WSW swell, 5-8 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 6.2 ft
- Swell height/direction: 5.2 ft, W
- Wind wave height/direction: 3.6 ft,SW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Overcast/partly cloudy
Air Temperature: 54.0 F (12.2 C)
Wind: 3 mph, NE
Solar radiation: 94 watts/m^2

Sample Date: Thusday, March 22, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Heavy rain overnight gave way to intermittent showers during this morning's sampling. Net chlorophyll was lower again in this week's samples (Net Fraction: 0.57X to 0.43 ug/L chl; Total: 0.63X to 5.65 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). The net sample was again dominated by a mix of diatoms. Pseudo-nitzschia spp were present (4,276 cells/L, 80% seriata size class). Dinoflagellates were active but at low abundance.

Dinoflagellates:
R: Protoperidinium spp.
R: Boreadinium cf
R: Oxytoxum spp.

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Thalassiosira spp.
C: Guinardia spp.
C: Thalassionema spp.
C: Lauderia spp.
C: Leptocylindrus spp.
C: Proboscia spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (4,276 cells/L, 80% seriata size class)
P: Ditylum spp.
P: Rhizosolenia spp.
P: Asterionellopsis spp.

R: Corethron spp.
R: Bacteriastrum spp.
R: Pseudoguinardia recta

Others:
R: ovoid colorless flagellate (1 um)
R: foraminifera
R: Myrionecta spp

Zooplankton:
C: copepods, nauplii, rotifers, eggs

* Environmental Information *
Time: 09:00
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 13.4 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 10GY 3/4
Visibility: >5 m
Tide: Falling 1.14 m, low at 1400h
Sky: Overcast, intermittent showers
Air Temperature: 11.9 oC
Wind: SE 1-2 m/s

Week of Monday, March 13
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
It is starting to look like spring – warm weather, pigeon guillemots, diatoms…   Dramatic increase in phytoplankton biomass this week!  Assemblage was mostly diatoms, mostly Chaetoceros.

Dinoflagellates:
R: Protoperidinium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Gymnodinium
R: Alexandrium
R: Dinophysis
R: Scrippsiella
R: Ceratium
R: Gyrodinium

Diatoms:
A: Chaetoceros
P: Thalassiosira

R: Coscinodiscus
R: Thalassionema
R: Corethron
R: Detonula
R: Guinardia
R: Licmophora
R: Odontella

Other:
R: Dictyocha

* Environmental Information *
Time: 7:45 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 13.1 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green, 5G 2/6 (#31)
Water Visibility: 5 ft
Tide: Low – 7:09, 0.9 ft
Surf Report: WNW swell, 3-5 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 4.9 ft
- Swell height/direction: 4.6 ft, WNW
- Wind wave height/direction: 1.3 ft, WNW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Overcast/foggy
Air Temperature: 52.0 F (11.1 C)
Wind: 4 mph, WSW
Solar radiation: 0 watts/m^2

Sample Date: Thusday, March 15, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Clouds and low fog greeted our intrepid MWII sampler this morning. Net chlorophyll was lower in this week's samples (Net Fraction: 0.76X to 1.27 ug/L chl; Total: 0.74X to 8.99 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). The net sample was again dominated by a mix of Chaetocerus spp.. Pseudo-nitzschia were not observed. Dinoflagellates were active but at low abundance.

Dinoflagellates:
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Protoperidinium spp.
R: Scrippsiella spp.
R: Gyrodinium spp. (pink tipped)
R: Gymnodinium cf (colorless)

Diatoms:
A: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Thalassiosira spp.
C: Thalassionema spp.
C: Lauderia spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Bacillaria spp.

R: Licmophora spp.
R: Eucampia

Others:
R: Myrionecta spp

Zooplankton:
C: copepods, nauplii, embryos, bivalve spat

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:15
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 14.2 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 10GY 2/4
Visibility: 4 m
Tide: Rising 0.384 m, high at 1315h
Sky: Overcast, fog
Air Temperature: 10.5 oC
Wind: WSW 1-2 m/s

Week of Monday, March 6
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Decrease in detritus/debris in the net tow this week.  There was a slight increase in phytoplankton biomass and a noticeable increase in phytoplankton diversity.  Diatoms are definitely on the rise with Chaetoceros and Thalassiosira making up a majority of the assemblage.

Dinoflagellates:
R: Protoperidinium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Alexandrium
R: Dinophysis
R: Ceratium
R: Boreadinium

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros
C: Thalassiosira
P: Coscinodiscus
P: Detonula

R: Thalassionema
R: Pleurosigma
R: Rhizosolenia
R: Lauderia
R: Odontella
R: Paralia
R: Navicula
R: Fragilariopsis
R: Actinoptychus

Other:
R: Dictyocha

* Environmental Information *
Time: 7:45 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 11.7 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Dark green/blue, 10G 2/6 (#12)
Water Visibility: 3 ft
Tide: Rising, High – 6:45, 5.6 ft
Surf Report: WNW/NW swell, 1-3 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 4.9 ft
- Swell height/direction: 3.9 ft, NW
- Wind wave height/direction: 3.0 ft, NNW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Sunny
Air Temperature: 49.8 F (9.9 C)
Wind: 7 mph, NNW
Solar radiation: 142 watts/m^2

Sample Date: Thusday, March 9, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
A beautiful morning at MWII indicating that Spring is just around the corner. Net chlorophyll increased this week (Net Fraction: 27X to 1.67 ug/L chl; Total: 1.84X to 12.21 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence) and was associated with a diatom bloom. The net sample was dominated by Chaetoceros spp. Pseudo-nitzschia were rare (<1000 cells/L, 50% seriata size class). Dinoflagellates were active but at low abundance.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Scrippsiella spp.

R: Gonyaulax spini
fera

Diatoms:
A: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Tropidoneis spp.
C: Thalassionema spp.
C: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Skeletonema spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Bacillaria spp.
P: Licmophora spp.
P: Eucampia

R: Corethron spp.
R: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (<
1000 cells/mL, 50% seriata size class)

Others:
R: Acantharians

Zooplankton:
C: Tintinids, nauplii, fish larvae

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:15
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 13.4 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 10GY 2/4
Visibility: 4.5 m
Tide: Falling 1.654 m, low at 1440h
Sky: Clear
Air Temperature: 13.4 oC
Wind: WNW 1-2 m/s

Week of Monday, February 27
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Net tow mostly detritus/debris this week, probably the same amount as last week.  Significant decrease in phytoplankton biomass, only saw a handful of cells in the net tow this am.  Thalassiosira was the most abundant.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Protoperidinium

Diatoms:
C: Thalassiosira
C: Paralia
C: Coscinodiscus
C: Fragilariopsis
P: Corethron

* Environmental Information *
Time: 7:45 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 11.4 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Green/blue, 5G 2/6 (#31)
Water Visibility: 2 ft
Tide: Rising, Low – 6:13, 1.1 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 6.6 ft
- Swell height/direction: 6.3 ft, NW
- Wind wave height/direction: 1.6 ft, NW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Sunny
Air Temperature: 43.5 F (6.4 C)
Wind: 6 mph, N
Solar radiation: 166 watts/m^2

Sample Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Clear skies and cool temperature greeting our MWII sampler again this week. Chlorophyll remained around winter levels (Net Fraction: 1.2X to 0.06 ug/L chl; Total: 1.6X to 6.6 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). Living biomass was sparse (1 cell=present >1 common) and represented by a few diatom and dinoflagellate species.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Ceratium azicorum
P: Scrippsiella spp.
P: Boreadinium cf

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Coscinodiscus spp.
C: Rhizosolenia spp.
C: Licmophora spp.
C: Tropidoneis spp
P: Thalassionema spp.
P: Skeletonema spp.
P: Lauderia spp.
P: Navicula spp.
P: Cocconeis spp.

Others:

Zooplankton:
C: Tintinids, nauplii, fecal pellets

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 13.1 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 10GY 5/6
Visibility: 4 m
Tide: Rising 0.566 m, high at 1212h
Sky: Clear
Air Temperature: 10.0 oC
Wind: NNW 1-2 m/s

Week of Monday, February 20
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Present
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Sunny at the wharf this am.  Decrease in detritus/debris in the net tow this week and there was a slight increase in phytoplankton biomass.  Assemblage was mostly Chaetoceros.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Dinophysis
P: Ceratium
P: Protoperidinium
P: Boreadinium
P: Prorocentrum

Diatoms:
A: Chaetoceros
P: Detonula
P: Thalassiosira
P: Rhizosolenia
P: Coscinodiscus
P: Pleurosigma
P: Corethron
P: Odontella

* Environmental Information *
Time: 7:45 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 12.1 C
Water Conditions: Strong surge
Water Color/Code: Green, 10GY 3/4 (#29)
Water Visibility: 2 ft
Tide: Falling, High – 7:03, 5.2 ft
Surf Report: WNW swell, 8-12 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 8.9 ft
- Swell height/direction: 7.9 ft, W
- Wind wave height/direction: 3.9 ft, WNW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Sunny
Air Temperature: 44.8 F (7.1 C)
Wind: 7 mph, N
Solar radiation: 100 watts/m^2

Sample Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Clear skies, dry land and cooler temperatures brought a welcome respite from recent storm sets. Chlorophyll remains continues to hover around winter levels (Net Fraction: 1X to 0.05 ug/L chl; Total: 0.6X to 4.17 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). A few Pseudo-nitzschia spp. cells were observed in live samples. Living biomass was sparse (1 cell=present >1 common) and represented by a few diatom and dinoflagellate species.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Prorocentrum micans
P: Protoperidinium spp.
P: Scrippsiella spp.

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Coscinodiscus spp.
C: Corethron spp.
C: Rhizosolenia spp.
P: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (<100 cells/L, seriata morphs)
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Thalassiothrix spp.
P: Lauderia spp.

P: Proboscia spp.

Others:
P: Dictyocha spp.
P: pale green flagellate (3 - 5 um)

Zooplankton:
C: Tintinids, calanoids, nauplii, fish larvae, fecal pellets

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:20
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 12.9 C
Water Conditions:
Water Conditions: 5GY 3/4
Visibility: 3 m
Tide: Falling 1.485 m, Low at 1426h
Sky: Clear
Air Temperature: 11.3 oC
Wind: WNW 5 m/s

Week of Monday, February 13
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Present
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
A break in the rain = a break in the brown water.  Net tow still mostly detritus/debris, although phytoplankton biomass did increase slightly this week.  Assemblage was mostly Thalassiosira.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Dinophysis
P: Ceratium
P: Protoperidnium
P: Boreadinium
P: Scrippsiella
P: Gymnodinium

Diatoms:
C: Thalassiosira
C: Chaetoceros
C: Paralia
P: Coscinodiscus
P: Pleurosigma
P: Corethron
P: Odontella

Other:
P: Dictyocha

* Environmental Information *
Time: 7:40 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 12.2 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Green, 10GY 3/4 (#29)
Water Visibility: 0 ft
Tide: Low – 7:30, 1.7 ft
Surf Report: WNW swell, 3-5 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 4.9 ft
- Swell height/direction: 4.9 ft, W
- Wind wave height/direction: 1.3 ft, E

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Cloudy
Air Temperature: 52.2 F (11.2 C)
Wind: 5 mph, NNW
Solar radiation: 24 watts/m^2

Sample Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Present
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
After a beautiful sunny weekend, cloudy skies and fog again prevailed over the Monterey Wharf as another storm system descends on the region. Net chlorophyll remains low, while bulk chlorophyll increased (Net Fraction: 0.83X to 0.05 ug/L chl; Total: 2.37X to 7.01 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). A few Pseudo-nitzschia spp. cells were observed in live samples. Living biomass was sparse (1 cell=present >1 common) and represented by a few diatom and dinoflagellate species.

Dinoflagellates:
C: Ceratium teres
P: Dinophysis fortii
P: Dinophysis caudata

Diatoms:
C: Chaetoceros spp.
C: Coscinodiscus spp.
C: Lauderia spp.
P: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (<100 cells/L, seriata and delicatissima morphs)
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Navicula spp.

Others:
P: Myrionecta spp

Zooplankton:
C: Tintinids, calanoids, nauplii, fish larvae, fecal pellets

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:20
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 13.7 C
Water Conditions:
Water color code: 5GY 2/2
Visibility: 5 m
Tide: Rising 0.603 m, Low at 1318h
Sky: >75% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 13.1 oC
Wind: SSE 1-2 m/s

Week of Monday, February 6
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Present
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
All the rain and stormy weather brings us more brown water at the wharf.  Net tow was mostly detritus/debris with very little phytoplankton biomass – observed 20ish cells.  Thalassiosira was the most abundant.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Dinophysis
P: Ceratium

Diatoms:
C: Thalassiosira
C: Chaetoceros
C: Coscinodiscus
P: Pleurosigma
P: Corethron
P: Licmophora

Other:
P: Dictyocha

* Environmental Information *
Time: 7:45 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 12.7 C
Water Conditions: Strong swell
Water Color/Code: Brown, 5Y 5/6 (#23)
Water Visibility: 0 ft
Tide: High – 7:48, 6.4 ft
Surf Report: WNW swell, 4-5 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 6.6 ft
- Swell height/direction: 5.2 ft, W
- Wind wave height/direction: 3.6 ft, SSW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Overcast/misty
Air Temperature: 58.1 F (14.5 C)
Wind: 4 mph, SSW
Solar radiation: 0 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Cloudy skies prevailed again over the Monterey Wharf as another storm system decends on the region. Net chlorophyll remains low, (Net Fraction: 1X to 0.06 ug/L chl; Total: 0.89X to 2.96 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). Pseudo-nitzschia spp. were not observed in fixed or live samples. Living biomass was sparse (1 cell=present) and represented by a few diatom and dinoflagellate species.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Phalachroma rotundatum
P: Gonyaulax spinifera
P: Protoperidinium spp.
P: Gymnodinium cf (colorless)
P: Boreadinium cf

Diatoms:
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Guinardia spp.
P: Lithodesmium spp.
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Corethron spp.
P: Lauderia spp.

Others:
P: Dictyocha spp.
P: foraminifera
P: Myrionecta spp

Zooplankton:
C: Tintinids, calanoids, fish larvae

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:15
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 13.2 C
Water Conditions:
Water color code: 10GY 3/4
Visibility: >5 m
Tide: Falling 1.945 m, Low at 1502h
Sky: >90% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 15.2 oC
Wind: ESE 1-3 m/s

Week of Monday, January 23
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Present
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
The water was green at the wharf this am, a pleasant change from brown.  Increased phytoplankton biomass in the net tow, assemblage still mostly diatoms.  Thalassiosira was the most abundant.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Dinophysis

R: Prorocentrum
R: Protoperidinium
R: Ceratium
R: Gyrodinium
R: Boreadinium
R: Alexandrium

Diatoms:
C: Thalassiosira
C: Lauderia
P: Coscinodiscus
P: Pleurosigma
P: Chaetoceros

R: Corethron
R: Odontella

* Environmental Information *
Time: 7:45 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 11.2 C
Water Conditions: Small surge
Water Color/Code: Green, 10G 3/6 (#32)
Water Visibility: 5 ft
Tide: Low – 7:24, 2.0 ft
Surf Report: WNW swell, 3-4 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 5.9 ft
- Swell height/direction: 3.3 ft, W
- Wind wave height/direction: 4.9 ft, SSE

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Overcast
Air Temperature: 53.2 F (11.8 C)
Wind: 1 mph, NW
Solar radiation: 27 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Cloudy skies prevailed over the Monterey Wharf as another storm system decends on the region. Net chlorophyll remains low, (Net Fraction: 0.75X to 0.06 ug/L chl; Total: 0.78X to 3.3 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence) and the water samples were dominated by sediment fines and detritus. Pseudo-nitzschia spp. were not observed in fixed or live samples. Living biomass was sparse (1 cell=present) and represented by a few diatom and dinoflagellate species.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Gymnodinium cf (colorless)

Diatoms:
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Corethron spp.

Others:
P: foraminifera

Zooplankton:
C: Tintinids, oligotrichs, nauplii, fish larvae

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:15
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 12.8 C
Water Conditions:
Water color code: 10GY 3/4
Visibility: 3 m
Tide: Rising 0.748 m, Low at 1306h
Sky: 80% cloud cover
Air Temperature: 11.3 oC
Wind: ESE 1-4 m/s

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Week of Monday, January 23
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: Common
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Cold at the wharf this am (air and water).  The visibility is still 0ft and the net tow remains mostly detritus/debris.   Very low phytoplankton biomass (saw 21 cells total, so 1 cell=P, 5%).  Almost half the phytoplankton cells were Thalassiosira.

Dinoflagellates:
C: Dinophysis
P: Ceratium
P: Gymnodinium

Diatoms:
C: Thalassiosira
C: Coscinodiscus
C: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Pleurosigma

Other:
R: Dictyocha

* Environmental Information *
Time: 7:45 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 10.3 C
Water Conditions: Calm
Water Color/Code: Brown, 10Y 2/2 (#19)
Water Visibility: 0 ft
Tide: High – 8:08, 5.8 ft
Surf Report: WNW swell, 5-7 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 8.9 ft
- Swell height/direction: 8.5 ft, W
- Wind wave height/direction: 1.0 ft, W

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Sunny
Air Temperature: 37.8 F (3.2 C)
Wind: 8 mph, N
Solar radiation: 49 watts/m^2

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Sample Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: None
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Clear skies finally returned after several weeks of stormy weather, but as a result nights are cold and the MWII boardwalk was frost covered for this mornings sampling. Net chlorophyll continued to decline, (Net Fraction: 0.64X to 0.08 ug/L chl; Total: 0.55X to 4.2 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence) and the water samples were dominated by sediment fines and detritus. Pseudo-nitzschia spp. were not observed in fixed or live samples. Living biomass was sparse (1 cell=present) and represented by a few diatom and dinoflagellate species.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Prorocentrum gracile
P: Ceratium lineatum

Diatoms:
P: Chaetoceros spp.
P: Thalassiosira spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Hemiaulus spp.
P: Tropidoneis spp.

Others:
P: foraminifera

Zooplankton:
C: Tintinids, oligotrichs, nauplii

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 12.8 C
Water Conditions:
Water color code: 5GY 3/4
Visibility: <1 m
Tide: Falling 0.953 m, Low at 0942h
Sky: 10% cloud cover, sunny
Air Temperature: 5.0 oC !!!
Wind: SE 1-2 m/s

Week of Monday, January 16
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: None
- Alexandrium: Common
- Dinophysis: Common
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Net tow was mostly detritus/debris – the visibility remains 0ft.  Very low biomass (1 cell= Common).  Phytoplankton assemblage was mostly dinoflagellates.

Dinoflagellates:
C: Unknown dino (LRB)
C: Alexandrium
C: Prorocentrum
C: Akashiwo
C: Dinophysis

Diatoms:
C: Coscinodiscus
C: Fragilariopsis

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:30 am
Collector: S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 11.3 C
Water Conditions: Small surge
Water Color/Code: Brownish green, 5GY 3/4 (#28)
Water Visibility: 0 ft
Tide: Falling, Low – 9:29, 2.2 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 10.1 ft
- Swell height/direction: 9.5 ft, W
- Wind wave height/direction: 3.3 ft, S

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Overcast
Air Temperature: 50.5 F (10.3 C)
Wind: 9 mph, ESE
Solar radiation: 19 watts/m^2

 

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Sample Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: Present
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: None

* Impressions *
Early morning rain left the wharf damp and storm clouds lingered over the bay, giving way to late afternoon heavy rains and high winds. Net chlorophyll continued to decline, although total chlorophyll increased likely associated with heavy detrital and sediment loads stirred up in this stormy weather (Net Fraction: 0.3X to 0.12 ug/L chl; Total: 1.5X to 7.65 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). Pseudo-nitzschia spp. were rare with only 2 delicatissima class cells observed in the live sample. Sediment and detrital fines dominated the sample and living biomass was sparse (>2 cells=present) and represented by a few diatom and dinoflagellate species. Alexandrium catenella-like cells were observed in 2 cell chains.

Dinoflagellates:
C: Gymnodinium cf (< 10 um brown)
P: Prorocentrum gracile
P: Ceratium furca
P: Ceratium teres
P: Ceratium fusus
P: Alexandrium spp. chains

Diatoms:
C: Lauderia spp.
P: Chaetoceros spp.
P: Pleurosigma spp.

R: Coscinodiscus spp.
R: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (<100 cells/L, 100% delicatissima class)
R: Guinardia spp.
R: Rhizosolenia spp.

Others:
P: (ulvacean) green zoospores
P: foraminifera

R: pale green flagellate (3 - 5 um)

Zooplankton:
P: oligotrichs, Tintinids, copepods, rotifers, fish larvae

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:30
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 12.3 C
Water Conditions:
Water color code: 10GY 2/4
Visibility: 3 m
Tide: Falling 0.812 m, Low at 0931h
Sky: 90% cloud cover, intermittent rain
Air Temperature: 9.7 oC
Wind: ESE 0-2 m/s

Week of Monday, January 9
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: Rare

* Impressions *
Net tow was mostly detritus/debris – the visibility remains 0ft.  An unknown dino made up most of the  assemblage (cross between a Cochlo and an Alex).

Dinoflagellates:
A: Unknown dino (Cochlo/Alex cross)
P: Ceratium

R: Cochlodinium
R: Alexandrium
R: Prorocentrum
R: Akashiwo
R: Dinophysis
R: Boreadinium
R: Protoperidinium
R: Oxyphysis

Diatoms:
P: Chaetoceros
P: Skeletonema

R: Pseudo-nitzschia
R: Coscinodiscus
R: Thalassiosira

Other:
R: Dictyocha

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:15 am
Collector: D. Shultz, S. Garcia

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 11.8 C
Water Conditions: Choppy
Water Color/Code: Brown, 5Y 3/4 (#21)
Water Visibility: 0 ft
Tide: High – 8:45, 6.9 ft
Surf Report: WSW swell, 5-7 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 11.5 ft
- Swell height/direction: 10.8 ft, W
- Wind wave height/direction: 3.6 ft, W

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Rainy
Air Temperature: 53.4 F (11.9 C)
Wind: 6 mph, WNW
Solar radiation: 27 watts/m^2

 

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Sample Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: Rare
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: Rare

* Impressions *
The morning offered a brief respite from heavy rains and associated atmospheric river impacting our region for the past several days. Chlorophyll declined over the past week (Net Fraction: 0.44X to 0.40 ug/L ; Total: 0.88X to 4.99 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). Pseudo-nitzschia spp. abundance declined sharply (0.02X to <1,000 cells/L, 100% seriata size class). A diverse assortment of other diatoms and dinoflagellates were present with dinoflagellates being dominant overall. Alexandrium catenella-like cells were observed in 3-4 cell chains.

Dinoflagellates:
A: Gymnodinium cf (< 10 um brown)
P: Prorocentrum micans
P: Prorocentrum gracile
P: Ceratium teres

R: Akashiwo sanguinae
R: Dinophysis acuminata
R: Dinophysis fortii
R: Phalachroma rotundatum
R: Ceratium furca
R: Ceratium azicorum
R: Ceratium fusus
R: Gonyaulax spinifera
R: Alexandrium spp. chainsR: Polykrikos spp.

Diatoms:
R: Chaetoceros spp.
R: Thalassiosira spp.
R: Coscinodiscus spp.
R: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (<1,000 cells/L, 100% seriata class)
R: Pleurosigma spp.
R: Rhizosolenia spp.
R: Lauderia spp.

Others:
R: Dictyocha spp.
R: pale green flagellate (3 - 5 um)
R: foraminifera

Zooplankton:
P: oligotrichs, Tintinids, copepods, rotifers, fish larvae

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:15
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 12.4 C
Water Conditions:
Water color code: 5GY 2/2
Visibility: 4 m
Tide: Falling 1.123m, high at 1030h
Sky: 70% cloud cover, intermittent rain
Air Temperature: 14.2 oC
Wind: SSW 3-6 m/s

Week of Monday, January 2
Rare (R): <1%;   Present (P): 1 - 9%;   Common (C): 10 - 49%; --Abundant (A): >= 50%

Sample Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Present
- Alexandrium: Common
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None

* Impressions *
Net tow was almost all detritus/debris – the visibility was 0ft this am.  Very few phytoplankton cells, with an even mix of diatoms and dinoflagellates.  Alexandrium were the most abundant with a total of 8 cells.

Dinoflagellates:
C: Gymnodinium
C: Alexandrium
P: Prorocentrum
P: Akashiwo
P: Protoperidinium
P: Ceratium

Diatoms:
C: Lauderia
P: Chaetoceros
P: Pseudo-nitzschia
P: Pleurosigma
P: Navicula
P: Coscinodiscus
P: Hemiaulus
P: Leptocylindrus

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:30 am
Collector: D. Shultz

Water Conditions (SCW)
Water Temperature: 11.2 C
Water Conditions: Choppy
Water Color/Code: Brown, 5Y 5/6 (#23)
Water Visibility: 0 ft
Tide: Low – 9:04, 2.6 ft
Surf Report: SSW swell, 2-4 ft

NDBC buoy 46042
- Significant wave height: 8.2 ft
- Swell height/direction: 7.9 ft, SSW
- Wind wave height/direction: 2.0 ft, SSW

Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk)
Sky: Rainy
Air Temperature: 55.6 F (13.1 C)
Wind: 2 mph, ESE
Solar radiation: 20 watts/m^2

 

Sample Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

At a glance:

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* Water Color *
color

* Quick HAB Observations *
- Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant
- Alexandrium: Rare
- Dinophysis: None
- Cochlodinium: None
- Akashiwo: Rare

* Impressions *
Dark clouds continued to occlude the sky over the Monterey Wharf this morning as the first wave of several rain fronts passed through overnight (5+ inches!). The first sampling of the new year revealed a moderate amount of chlorophyll at this locale (Net Fraction: 0.9 ug/L chl ; Total: 5.68 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). Pseudo-nitzschia spp. were surprisingly abundant in todays samples (41,862 cells/L, 99% seriata size class), an early appearance for this diatom. A diverse assortment of other diatoms and dinoflagellates were present with diatoms being dominant overall. Alexandrium catenella-like cells were observed in 3-4 cell chains.

Dinoflagellates:
P: Scrippsiella spp.
P: Gymnodinium spp

R: Akashiwo sanguinae
R: Prorocentrum micans
R: Prorocentrum gracile
R: Ceratium furca
R: Protoperidinium spp.
R: Alexandrium spp. chains
R: Oxytoxum spp.

Diatoms:
P: Chaetoceros spp.
P: Coscinodiscus spp.
P: Pleurosigma spp.
P: Rhizosolenia spp.
P: Thalassionema spp.

R: Corethron spp.
R: Lauderia spp.
R: Navicula spp.
R: Stephanopyxis spp.

Others:

Zooplankton:
P: oligotrichs, Tintinids, copepods, rotifers, fish larvae

* Environmental Information *
Time: 8:15
Collector: April Woods

Monterey local conditions
Water Temperature: 12.1 C
Water Conditions:
Water color code: 5GY 2/2
Visibility: <1 m
Tide: Falling 0.9m, high at 0903h
Sky: 100% cloud cover, intermittent rain
Air Temperature: 14.4 oC
Wind: S 5-6 m/s