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AUV Red Water Campaign

September 24, 2012 (All day) to September 27, 2012 (All day)

AUV Red Water Campaign
Chief Scientists:
Craig McNeil & Ben Li
Ships: R/V Inferno and T/V Forerunner

Scientific Goals
To investigate the spatial and diel variability of Mesodinium rubrum bloom in the lower Columbia River estuary using autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and ship sampling.

Science Initiative
Plankton Blooms

Related CMOP Publications
Red waters of Myrionecta rubra are biogeochemical hotspots for the Columbia River estuary with impacts on primary/secondary productions and nutrient cycles

Myrionecta rubra bloom initiation in the Columbia River estuary

Myrionecta rubra population genetic diversity and its cryptophyte chloroplast specificity in recurrent red tides in the Columbia River estuary

Red Water - A Sentinel for Environmental Change (video)
Photos of Mesodinium rubrum research