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Citizen Science Programs

There are many opportunities to participate in harmful algal bloom monitoring, from volunteering to collect samples to reporting instances of blooms in your area. Explore the list of resources below to get involved in your region!

Nationwide Programs

The Beach Watchers volunteer group observes a bloom of Noctiluca - a non-toxic red tide alga. This group, sponsored by Washington State University, is dedicated to protect and preserve the fragile environment of Puget Sound through research, education, public awareness, and example. (M. Adams)
The Beach Watchers volunteer group observes a bloom of Noctiluca - a non-toxic red tide alga. This group, sponsored by Washington State University, is dedicated to protect and preserve the fragile environment of Puget Sound through research, education, public awareness, and example. (M. Adams)

Programs by region

Northeast

Southeast

West Coast

Midwest

If you would like your program featured here contact: Harmful-Algae@whoi.edu