A forum on harmful algal blooms in the mid-Atlantic is set to take place 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on April 28 at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del. The event is hosted by the University of Delaware and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program.
Attendees will hear from national experts on Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) species and trends in mid-Atlantic estuaries, human health issues, monitoring and response programs,
and emerging technologies used to monitor and predict HAB occurrence.
“Delaware residents became concerned about the environmental and potential human health effects of harmful algal blooms when blooms in recent years involved species capable of producing toxins,” said forum coordinator Joe Farrell. “In response to these concerns, we have pulled together a distinguished group of scientists and resource managers who can shed light on the occurrence of HABs in the mid-Atlantic and put that risk in perspective.”
Advance registration is required, and seating is limited. Registration for the event, which will take place at UD's Virden Center at the Hugh Sharp Campus in Lewes, is $20. Click here for directions to the Virden Center.
For more information and to register, visit www.deseagrant.org/news/sgevent_habs2.html.
To learn more about Delaware Sea Grant, visit www.deseagrant.org.