Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Environmental and Fisheries Sciences Programs


Dr. Penny Swanson
Director, EFS Division
Dr. Cyndy Masada
Division Coordinator
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Early warning systems for marine pathogens

Early warning systems for harmful algal blooms and pathogenic bacteria requires understanding of their biology and ecology, rapid and sensitive detection methods, and predictive modeling. Our research activities are engaged to develop early warning systems, particularly for Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest Coast.