Phytoplankton Monitoring VolunteersDinophysis acuminata

Thanks to all of our volunteers for your help and support!

DMR protects public health by monitoring coastal water quality and toxic phytoplankton in all shellfish harvesting areas. Phytoplankton volunteers collect water samples in the spring, summer, and fall using field microscopes to identify toxic phytoplankton species. Volunteers work independently after receiving training and equipment needed to collect samples.

Documents and Identification Guides