Researchers at VIMS, NASA, and NOAA are using the latest in satellite technology to better track algal blooms in Chesapeake Bay.
VIMS researchers join with colleagues at VIMS and elsewhere to apply new tools and techniques to the challenging study of harmful algal blooms.
Dr. Juliette Smith’s research focuses on one of the most complex and pressing issues in aquatic science—and she wouldn’t HAB it any other way.
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.
Algal blooms have appeared in Chesapeake Bay several weeks later this year than last, likely due to this summer’s cooler temperatures.
VIMS researchers continue to monitor a large but patchy bloom of Alexandrium monilatum in the York River near VIMS.
High-resolution aerial photographs taken by VIMS professor Kim Reece show the broad extent of the algal blooms currently discoloring lower Chesapeake Bay.