Webinar on Harmful Algal Blooms

March 14, 2023 - 6:00 PM
Cape Perpetua Collaborative

Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a series of webinars called "Young Scientists and Wave Makers" to highlight students and early career professionals conducting meaningful conservation research. The webinar on Tuesday, March 14, at 6 p.m., features work from Raquel Gilliland, a master's student in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University. Gillians will discuss her research on utilizing cooperative fisheries research better to understand harmful algal blooms along the Oregon coast.

About the talk:

"This project aims to gain more knowledge on the spatial and environmental factors affecting the abundance of certain phytoplankton species that are known to cause harmful algal blooms. By collaborating with charter and commercial fishermen based in Newport, we gained a broad spatial snapshot of phytoplankton abundance and environmental factors such as temperature and salinity. Fishermen were equipped with water sampling kits and data sheets to collect surface water samples and environmental data at their regular fishing locations. These samples were then run through an Imaging Flow Cytobot (IFCB), and the data was shared with project fishermen and state managers."

This event is free and open to all. To register, go here.