Weekly Observations: October 16, 2017
Overall plankton abundance decreased slightly to low levels this week. The sample was an even split: Diatom 50%, dinoflagellates 50%. HAB species observed include: Dinophysis spp. (present), Gymnodinium spp. (common), Lingulodinium polyedrum (present), Prorocentrum spp. (present), Pseudo-nitzschia delicatissima ( present). Other important in the sample include flagellates, dinoflagellate cysts, larvaceans, nauplii larvae, radiolarians.
Weather and Sea State: Weather and Sea State: Warm today, 80 F, mostly clear skies on shore and inland. Calm sea state, clear waters.
Water Temp (ºC): 20.3
Water Conditions: Cyan, NOAA color 5G 7/6, swell from SW, water viz 5+m, waves 0.5 m.