ESP Detecting Red Tide Blooms
ESP samplers manufactured by McLane are monitoring harmful algal blooms off the Coast of Maine in this busy sampling season. Calling the ESP a ‘major enhancement of red-tide monitoring’ Senior Scientist Don Anderson of WHOI explained recently how the ESP complements the twelve detection buoys off of the Gulf of Maine and Long Island Sound. One day, Anderson dreams that a network of ESP’s would be moored along the Coast of Maine and routinely provide data on the distribution and abundance of harmful algal blooms and toxins.
Besides detecting the toxic algae that causes red tide, the ESP can test water quality and detect bacteria viruses. Read article.