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Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms (MERHAB)
The Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms (MERHAB) Research Program builds capacity along our coasts for enhanced HAB monitoring and response. This helps NOAA and state partners identify when beaches, shellfisheries, and marine animals are at risk from harmful algae, and to make informed decisions that protect public health and safeguard our coastal economies.

To learn more about the program, visit

Phytoplankton Apps:
A volunteer with the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network developed free apps for identification and pronunciation of various species of algae.

Download the app for the Iphone here: http://itunes.apple.com/app/phyto/id333237649?mt=8

Download the app for Android phones here: https://market.android.com/details?id=name.gano.phyto&hl=en

Algae: A Sourcebook for Teaching About Harmful Algal Blooms
by Dr. Norman D. Anderson and Dr. Harriett S. Stubbs. Published as part of the Changes in the Environment Series from Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. Call 800-770-3544 to order.

Video and Educational Guide:
Nature Out of Balance
video and educational guide covers types of HABs and their effects on water quality and human health. Order from N.C. Sea Grant. Cost: $10 www.ncseagrant.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=product_browse&category=Movie#202

Documentary Video:
The Pfiesteria Files
, documentary video co-produced by MD Sea Grant and MD Public Television. Order from MD Sea Grant at ww2.mdsg.umd.edu/store/videos/pfiesteria_files/

Lesson Plans:
Bigelow Laboratory HAB Teacher Lesson Plans, www.bigelow.org/edhab/index.html

Phytopia: Discovery of the Marine Ecosystem
CD-ROM, $3.95 for shipping and handling in the U.S., www.arcus.org/arctic-info/archive/17732


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