Harmful Algal Bloom

Keeping an eye on the ocean for blue-green algae the QIN’s Harmful Algal... 

 the QIN’s Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) monitoring project will kick back into gear this summer. The project allows the Nation to detect harmful algal blooms in the ocean. The algae produces toxins such as domoic acid which can poison shellfish and, potentially, people.

Working with QDNR Fisheries Department, the QIN has developed laboratory techniques to test shellfish in Taholah rather than depend on labs in Seattle.

In 2010, the QDNR HAB specialist, Jonnette James, was honored with a national award and flown to Washington, DC, for a presentation ceremony by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

For more information contact QDNR Marine Resources Scientist Joe Schumacker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Algal Bloom Project Partners

Algal Bloom Project Partners