HABs in the News

Public interest in harmful algal blooms and HAB research at VIMS drives significant media coverage, particularly during late summer, prime HAB season in Chesapeake Bay.
VIMS researchers monitor harmful algal bloom

VIMS researchers continue to monitor a large bloom of Alexandrium monilatum in the lower York River and blooms of Cochlodinium and other species throughout the lower Bay.

Aerial photos reveal extent of algal blooms

High-resolution aerial photographs taken by VIMS professor Kim Reece show the broad extent of the algal blooms currently discoloring lower Chesapeake Bay.