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August 11, 2015

Phytoplankton Blooming Along Both U.S. Coasts

Prodigious phytoplankton growth can be toxic to an ecosystem, suffocating marine life (by depleting the oxygen in the sea) or producing toxins that can sicken and sometimes kill the creatures (including humans) who ingest them.

April 7, 2015

Multiple Satellite Eyes to Track Algal Threat to U.S. Freshwater

RESTON, Va., April 7, 2015—Four federal agencies including the U.S. Geological Survey have joined forces in an effort to transform satellite data into vital information to protect the American public from freshwater contaminated by harmful algal blooms. The $3.6 million research project is a collaborative effort among NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),