NOAA Live! Alaska: Algal Blooms: Signs of Spring and Signs of Trouble
Interactive webinar connecting NOAA Fisheries scientists and partners with Alaska students, teachers and local communities.
May 11, 2021 - Algal Blooms: Signs of Spring and Signs of Trouble
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:00 am Alaska time
Rose Masui, NOAA's Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Kachemak Bay, Alaska
Join us to learn about how estuaries wake up in the spring, with warming waters and nutrients fueling blooms of phytoplankton in Alaskan coastal waters. We will talk about how marine plants are the primary producers in our coastal food webs, and how sometimes the culprits (harmful algal blooms) that produce biotoxins can affect people and animals.
The webinar will last about 60 minutes with moderated questions and answers throughout and live American Sign Language interpretation. This webinar will be recorded and posted afterward with English captions and Spanish subtitles. (Grades 2-8 but all ages will enjoy).
NOAA Live! Alaska is a weekly series of interactive webinars, aimed at Alaska students in grades 2–8 (but of interest to all ages!). We feature NOAA scientists, educators, and partners to explore NOAA’s work in Alaska. Learn about current research. Connect to what’s going on in your communities. Join us to ask questions to our presenters and learn more about weather, oceanography, marine life, fisheries and more in Alaska!
NOAA Live! Alaska is coordinated by NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA's Alaska Regional Collaboration Network, and the National Weather Service. The series is modeled on the NOAA Live! webinars coordinated by Woods Hole Sea Grant and the NOAA Regional Collaboration Network. Contact Lisa.Hiruki-Raring@noaa.gov with any questions.