Harmful algal blooms

Websites - Institutional website
As the federal agency largely responsible for overseeing the nation's marine resources, NOAA is carefully studying what causes HABs and how they can be predicted and prevented. Within NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS), much of this work is conducted through its National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), which maintains the Harmful Algal Bloom Web Site. This Web site provides detailed information on HABs, including explanations of the types of HAB poisoning, federal law, research, publications, a glossary, and links to related sites. A major goal is to provide early-warning systems for coastal communities when they are likely to experience the detrimental effects of a HAB event. In the effort to achieve this goal, NCCOS is developing a variety of sensing technologies and conducting research to determine environmental factors that trigger HABs.