Category Archives: Summer Bloom

September 5 update, a cloudy Labor Day

High clouds have limited the satellite coverage for this weekend.  The few windows between the clouds  hint at the continued advection of the phytoplankton bloom in offshore waters.  The near-shore area has poor satellite coverage where the main bloom has … Continue reading

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Rain Rain Go Away

Below is a post provided by our Federal Partners at NOAA.  The NEFSC Behavioral Ecology Branch in Sandy Hook, NJ has been sampling the ocean off Northern New Jersey before and after Hurricane Irene.  The post below was submitted by … Continue reading

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Post-Storm Bloom Conditions – An Initial Look

Three days after the storm, glider RU16 completed its transect back across the shelf toward the beach.    This section gives us our first complete look at how the inner-shelf was impacted by Hurricane Irene.   For the past week the glider … Continue reading

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Glider update for August 31

A quick update of the gliders. As I type we believe that the floating glider RU23 has been recovered. the glider recovery is being coordinated by Chip who has is receiving support from Jeff Yapalater who reached to his broader … Continue reading

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Articles on August 2011 Phytoplankton bloom off of NJ

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44204260/ns/local_news-new_york_ny/ http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/08/assive_algae_bloom_off_new_jer.html http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/200982/20110820/noaa-releases-startling-image-of-monster-algae-bloom-almost-the-size-of-new-jersey-new-york-phytopla.htm http://www.app.com/article/20110819/NJNEWS/308200004/Algae-bloom-stretches-100-miles-along-the-Jersey-coast http://www.ahherald.com/newsbrief-mainmenu-2/monmouth-county-news/11518-massive-algal-bloom-threatens-marine-life-off-the-jersey-shore http://wordontheshore.com/large-algae-bloom-off-coast-not-expected-to-have-impact-on-local-beaches-p635-1.htm http://newmilford-nj.patch.com/articles/large-algae-bloom-forms-off-jersey-shore

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RU16 samples through the hurricane

Irene has now made its way north of the Mid-Atlantic Bight leaving her mark inshore and along the coast.   RU16 fought the onshore currents associated with the northern edge of the storm until this morning when the currents switched as … Continue reading

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Efforts by federal partners in response the bloom

Often our federal partners keep quiet about their efforts, but I would like to recognize some of the efforts they have been spearheading during the summer bloom.  Today I will concentrate on some of the efforts of our great partners … Continue reading

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The last chunk of data before the arrival of Irene

It is the calm before the storm, not that the calm actually exists.  Here is the update at the end of the day on the 26th. Satellite imagery shows some contamination of clouds. But the plume continues to be advected … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Update

National Hurricane Center has the eye passing over the bloom area on Sunday morning, so we’ll see winds from the east pick up on Saturday. Heres the view from the afternoon MODIS imagery for an idea of scale. Here is … Continue reading

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Evening update on August 25 2010

We have new imagery from the last few days and therefore we provide a satellite and glider update on the status MAB prior to the arrival Irene on the back end of Saturday. My opinion, is that Irene is serious … Continue reading

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