red tide santa cruz today


R: Ditylum spp. P: Gymnodinium cf (colorless, lady bug shape) P: Ceratium lineatum - Pseudo-nitzschia: Present - Dinophysis: Present P: Licmophora spp. - Alexandrium: None METHOD (net, whole water): both          Sunny and “warmer” at the wharf this am. (grey green) - Dinophysis: Rare R: Navicula spp. Overcast/high marine layer over the wharf this am. Time: 10:10am R: Pleurosigma R: Dinophysis acuminata (<200 cells/L) C: Ceratium P: Thalassiothrix spp. P: Ceratium furca         - Significant wave height: 3.9 ft Water Conditions: Large swell, stormy R: Prorocentrum - Pseudo-nitzschia: Common Water Temperature: 15.85 oC R: Ditylum spp. Surf Report: WNW-NW swell, 3-5 ft, NDBC buoy 46042 R: Ceratium lineatum P: Pseudo-nitzschia R: Gonyaulax spinifera   P: Tintinids, rotifers, nauplii, fecal pellets R: Rhizosolenia R: Actinoptychus R: Ceratium spp. Chlorophyll levels remained typical of our low biomass winter season  (Net Fraction: 0.099 ug/L chl; Total: 3.1 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). Air Temperature: 16.7 Water Color/Code: Green, 5G 2/6 (#31) P: Heterocapsa spp  - Swell height/direction: 4.3 ft, S P: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. - Akashiwo: Present. R: Nitzschia spp. A mixed assemblage of dinoflagellate was dominant in the net samples, being led by Prorocentrum gracile (3.55X to 3,344 cells/L), Akashiwo sanguinae and Cochlodinium ( both 1.33X to 627 cells/L). P: Thalassionema, R: Pleurosigma Water Color/Code: Green/brown, 5GY 2/2 (#17) C: Gymnodinium spp P: oligotrichs, tintinids, rotifers  - Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant Surf Report: SSW swell, 3-4 ft R: Coscinodiscus P: ovoid colorless flagellate (1 um) R: Lingulodinium polyedrum  - Wind wave height/direction: 1.0 ft, SSW, Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk) C: Ceratium spp. P: Gymnodinium - Swell height/direction: 8.5 ft, SSW R: Guinardia spp. Surf Report: S/SW swell, 1-2 ft, NDBC buoy 46042 Another brisk, clear and sunny fall morning of sampling off the Monterey Wharf II, marred only by the haze and lingering smell of smoke from the current northern CA fire. Water Temperature: 13.9 C P: Thalassionema, R: Eucampia Water Conditions: Calm Ceratium was the most abundant (about half). Water Conditions: Calm A: Akashiwo * Environmental Information * Solar radiation: 128 watts/m^2, * Quick HAB Observations * R: Asteromphalus, Water Conditions (SCW) P: Ceratium C: Ceratium R: Corethron P: Chaetoceros spp. R: Heterocapsa spp, Diatoms: The predicted tide times today on Wednesday 09 December 2020 for Santa Cruz are: first high tide at 5:47am, first low tide at 12:09pm, second high tide at 5:49pm, second low tide at 11:32pm. R: Polykrikos (3,858 cells/L) were present in high numbers as well. Water Conditions: 10Y 3/4, long period swell, drift macroalgae  - Dinophysis: None P: Thalassionema spp. R: Nitzschia spp. Tide: Falling, High – 7:02, 4.4 ft - Dinophysis: Present P: Gonyaulax spinifera   - Wind wave height/direction: 1.0 ft, NW, Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk) R: Boreadinium, Diatoms: R: Hemiaulus spp. Time: 11:05 am R: Boreadinium cf - Significant wave height: 4.3 ft R: Detonula Tide: Rising, High – 11:37, 4.0 ft Solar radiation: 287 watts/m^2, Today_______-__Last Week------ __2 Weeks Agooda R: Coscinodiscus - Pseudo-nitzschia: Common Dinoflagellates: P: Lauderia spp. (3,451 cells/L, 4 cell chains) Wind: 1.0 mph, SSE Wind: 2.0 mph, N Diatoms: R: Ceratium P: Ceratium, R: Cochlodinium P: Protoperidinium spp. R: Tropidoneis, Water Conditions (SCW) - Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare - Significant wave height: 7.5 ft METHOD (net, whole water): both Tide: Falling, High – 7:46, 3.4 ft Time: 9:30 am C: Thalassiosira As expected from the water color, dinoflagellates were still dominant this week led by Prorocentrum spp (2.92X to 25,320 cells/L) and Akashiwo sanguinae (3.13X to 17,362 cells/L). Tide: Rising, 1.458 m, high at 1223h Finally, a beautiful sunny and cloud free morning of sampling at MWII! P: Acantharians Water Visibility: 4 ft A lovely morning on MWII after a rainy Wednesday. - Significant wave height: 3.3 ft Time: 8:10 am R: Ceratium azicorum R: Prorocentrum spp. C: Ceratium Air Temperature: 57.2 F (14 C) (grey green) R: Gymnodinium cf (< 10 um brown) Tide: Rising, Low – 4:51, 2.5 ft C: Protoperidinium P: Paralia, R: Ditylum - Swell height/direction: 5.2 ft, NW R: Coscinodiscus spp. R: Oxyphysis R: Pleurosigma spp. R: Asteromphalus R: Akashiwo - Wind wave height/direction: 4.3 ft, SW, Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk) P: Akashiwo, R: Protoperidinium P: Thalassionema spp. R: Asteromphalus, * Environmental Information * - Significant wave height: 6.6 ft Water Color/Code: Green, 10GY 3/4 (#29) Net tow was similar to last week - remains mostly detritus/debris with low phytoplankton biomass. R: Paralia, * Environmental Information * Water Conditions: Choppy with swell Water Color/Code: Green/brown, 5GY 3/4 (#28) Water Conditions: 10GY 2/4 R: Guinardia C: Dinophysis acuminata (1,511 cells/L) R: Acantharians  R: Licmophora, Other: C: Ceratium spp. - Alexandrium: Present (199,559 cells/L, 1% seriata size class) - Wind wave height/direction: 1.3 ft, WNW, Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk) - Wind wave height/direction: 1.0 ft, WNW, Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk) R: Gymnodinium, Water Conditions (SCW) Water Conditions: 10Y 3/4 (grey green) Time: 9:50am - Significant wave height: 5.9 ft Time: 9:00 am DEPTH: 0-10 ft - Wind wave height/direction: 3.6 ft, SSW, Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk) C: Cochlodinium spp. Water Color/Code: Green, 10GY 3/4 (#29) -------------------------------------, Sample Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019. P: Cylindrotheca spp. SANTA CRUZ — Surfers are resisting the urge to dive into the waters near Santa Cruz because of a powerful spell of red tide that has lasted longer than usual.The red tide is … - Akashiwo: None. C: Ceratium - Significant wave height: 15.7 ft There was also a bait ball hanging around nearby. Phytoplankton biomass decreased, but the assemblage remains mostly dinoflagellates. Pseudo-nitzschia spp. - Pseudo-nitzschia: Present Solar radiation: 672 watts/m^2, Today_______-__Last Week------ __2 Weeks Agooda R: Oxyphysis P: Myrionecta spp, Zooplankton: - Alexandrium: None P: Ceratium, R: Akashiwo P: Dictyocha spp. A: Pseudo-nitzschia R: Coscinodiscus spp. Air Temperature: 54 F (12.2 C) Water Color/Code: Blue green, 10G 2/6 (#12) (2,771 cells/L) - Swell height/direction: 3.3 ft, SSE P: Akashiwo sanguinae  (1,929 cells/L) P: Polykrikos spp. P: Gonyaulax spinifera  (colorless, fast swimmers) Surf Report: SSE swell, 1-2 ft, NDBC buoy 46042 - Cochlodinium: None. R: Pseudo-nitzschia P: Chaetoceros - Dinophysis: None Tide: High – 9:50, 5.7 ft - Significant wave height: 4.3 ft R: Coscinodiscus Sky: Mostly sunny, high clouds (1,455 cells/L) Tide: Rising 0.274m, high at 1514h Sky: Overcast/fog R: Pyrophacus spp. C: Chaetoceros spp. Water Color/Code: Green, 5Y 3/4 (#21) Net tow was mostly detritus/debris. R: Oxyphysis P: Lauderia spp. R: Odontella Water Color/Code: Green/brown, 5GY 2/2 (#17) Dinoflagellates: R: Ceratium P: Ceratium, R: Lingulodinium Tide: Rising, Low – 6:53, 0.6 ft R: Coscinodiscus * Impressions * Phytoplankton biomass decreased this week. Collector: G Jason Smith, Monterey local conditions P: Guinardia, R: Pseudo-nitzschia P: Alexandrium R: Guinardia Surf Report: WNW swell, 5-8 ft, NDBC buoy 46042 Dinoflagellates: A: Pseudo-nitzschia Callers outside of Florida can dial 727-502-4952. Water Color/Code: Green, 10GY 2/4 (#30) remained at background levels (ca 723 cells/L). - Alexandrium: None R: Coscinodiscus C: Akashiwo Wind: W 0-1 m/s, * Quick HAB Observations * P: Prorocentrum gracile (756 cells/L) R: Polykrikos spp. Water Temperature: 12.6 C Visibility: 4 m;  Net tow had a lot of detritus debris, but the phytoplankton biomass was about the same as last week. R: Prorocentrum (2 & 4 cell chain) R: Cylindrotheca - Akashiwo: None. R: Noctiluca, Diatoms: C: Pseudoguinardia recta Water Temperature: 15.65 C Collector: G Jason Smith, Monterey local conditions R: Ceratium teres P: Acantharians - Pseudo-nitzschia: None Wind: 9 mph, E - Cochlodinium: Rare Sky: Sunny with smokey haze R: Asteromphalus, Water Conditions (SCW) C: Phaeocystis spp. C: filamentous cyanobacteria P: Pleurosigma spp. R: Odontella Pseudo-nitzschia were only observed in live samples (<200 cells/L, 80% seriata class. P: Akashiwo P: Ceratium lineatum  C: Prorocentrum spp. P: Dinophysis fortii R: Chaetoceros - Dinophysis: Common - Swell height/direction: 3.9 ft, NW * Impressions * - Alexandrium: Rare Air Temperature: 13.9oC Solar radiation: 28 watts/m^2, * Quick HAB Observations * P: Gyrodinium spp. Tide: Rising, Low – 6:05, -1.4 ft Surf Report: SW swell, 3-4 ft, NDBC buoy 46042 Air Temperature: 64 F (17.8 C) - Alexandrium: None R: Boreadinium, Diatoms: Wind: 1.0 mph, E Diatoms: (257 cells/L) Dinoflagellates increased in relative abundance and were led by Akashiwo sanguinae (1.16X to 759 cells/L) and Ceratium spp (1.56X to 759 cells/L) with Prorocentrum spp. C: Gymnodinium cf (< 10 um brown, BB)  P: Pseudo-nitzschia R: Ceratium furca P: Ceratium furca Solar radiation: 44 watts/m^2, Sample Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018. P: Thalassionema spp. R: Guinardia METHOD (net, whole water): both          P: Thalassiosira spp. - Pseudo-nitzschia: Rare R: Fragilariopsis, * Environmental Information * Collector: April Woods, Monterey local conditions Water Temperature: 15.7 C (2,829 cells/L) Air Temperature: 16.4oC Diatoms were only observed in live samples overall dropping to rare abundance compared to their dominance in last week's samples. P: Pseudo-nitzschia C: Akashiwo C: Skeletonema P: Acantharians, Zooplankton: R: Skeletonema C: Skeletonema (340 cells/L) R: Prorocentrum spp. P: Alexandrium - Pseudo-nitzschia: None R: Coscinodiscus spp. Time: 8:30 am R: foraminifera, Zooplankton: Water temp dropped 2C from last week. C: Lingulodinium P: Cochlodinium Water Temperature: 14.7 C R: Oxyphysis - Significant wave height: 6.2 ft P: foraminifera Water was clear (>10ft vis) and calm. P: Gymnodinium spp Over a 1C increase in water temp over the week. A: Chaetoceros Other: * ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION * (23,171 cells/L) Surf Report: NW swell, 5-8 ft, NDBC buoy 46042 Water Visibility: 6 ft - Cochlodinium: Rare. Dinoflagellates came back to rule the community, led by Certatium spp. Air Temperature: 57 F (13.9 C) P: Acantharians R: Torodinium spp. Surface water temperature continued on a upward trend increasing by ca 1.5 oC, over the past week. A crisp sunny morning for sampling at MWII. Water Temperature: 13.46 oC P: Pseudo-nitzschia P: Pleurosigma Time: 9:25 am Collector: G Jason Smith, Monterey local conditions - Swell height/direction: 7.2 ft, NW Net chlorophyll biomass increased slightly, while total chlorophyll continued to decline (Net Fraction: 1.3X to 1.3 ug/L chl; Total: 0.7X to 14.0 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). R: Warnowia spp. Phytoplankton biomass increased slightly this week. P: Gyrodinium spp. DEPTH: 0-10 ft, Water Conditions (SCW) (2 cell chain) - Alexandrium: None Solar radiation: 131 watts/m^2, * Quick HAB Observations * P: Tropidoneis spp. Water Conditions: Choppy w/swell P: Protoperidinium He wrote: Whether you had a right to be on that beach depends on how you got there. R: Dinophysis spp. R: Ceratium spp. Water Temperature: 15.3 C - Swell height/direction: 8.9 ft, NW R: Dinophysis - Pseudo-nitzschia: Common * Impressions * Dinophysis accuminata was also common (439 cells/L). P: Ceratium furca R: Thalassiosira Water Temperature: 14.2 C - Cochlodinium: None Diatoms: Water temp dropped a couple degrees this week along with a decrease in phytoplankton biomass. Water Visibility: 2 ft were present at low absolute, but artificially high relative abundance this week (1,500 cells/L, 100% delicatissima size class). [pink and lime green forms] Dinoflagellates were led by Prorocentrum spp (6,859 cells/L) and Certatium spp (2,572 cells/L). Water Temperature: 13.17 oC  R: Lauderia spp. Surf Report: S swell, 3-5 ft, NDBC buoy 46042 displayed / printed from our website. R: Lithodesmium spp. R: Protoperidinium R: Rhizosolenia spp. R: Pleurosigma spp. A fortunate break between the strong storm sets impacting the Monterey Bay region, was more than welcome by our intrepid sampler during her last official visit to MWII. P: Gyrodinium spp. Pseudo-nitzschia spp abundance increased significantly (15.62X to 12,057 cells/L, 54% seriata size class). C: Skeletonema R: Cochlodinium, Diatoms: R: Entomoneis, * Environmental Information * - Significant wave height: 7.2 ft P: Scrippsiella spp. Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon C S 27.5 Mountain Bike 2020 Red Tide P: Leptocylindrus spp. R: Ditylum - Cochlodinium: None. R: Thalassionema R: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. R: Coscinodiscus spp. Visibility: 5 m R: Alexandrium R: Fragilariopsis R: Tropidoneis spp. R: Thalassiothrix spp. R: Gyrodinium DEPTH: 0-10 ft, Water Conditions (SCW) Water Visibility: 5 ft C: Akashiwo Tide: Rising 1.137 m, high at 1143h - Dinophysis: Rare C: Gymnodinium spp R: Nitzschia spp. C: Thalassiosira spp. R: Alexandrium P: Nitzschia spp. Air Temperature: 57 F (13.9 C) R: Coscinodiscus spp. Tide: Falling, High – 5:07, 5.0 ft The assemblage shifted slightly to being mostly Ceratium. R: Acantharians R: Cocsindiscus P: Rhizosolenia spp. The majority of red tides in California occur between early spring … (small cells)    C: Fragillariopsis, Water Conditions (SCW) P: Gymnodinium cf (< 10 um brown) * Impressions * - Cochlodinium: Common. Cool and sunny morning at the wharf. Tide: Falling 1.33 m, low at  1320h R: Coscinodiscus (single cells) * Environmental Information * - Pseudo-nitzschia: None P: Dictyocha spp. Water Conditions: Calm C: Ceratium - Wind wave height/direction: 1.3 ft, NW, Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk) Tide: High slack 1.348 m, low at 1512h It was a stormy morning at the wharf today with a pretty decent swell too. The wharf was nice and calm this am with just a little bit of sunshine. P: Ceratium C: Dinophysis acuminata A: Heterocapsa spp  (1,587 cells/L) DEPTH: 0-10 ft, Water Conditions (SCW) R: Chaetoceros R: Gonyaulax - Cochlodinium: Present C:  Fecal pellets, Tintinids, rotifer, nauplii, embryos, eggs R: Gymnodinium cf (colorless, lady bug shape) R: Ditylum spp. R: Protoperidinium, Diatoms: P: Dinophysis acuminata  Water Visibility: 4 ft Water Temperature: 16.87 C C: Gymnodinium cf (< 10 um brown, BB)  Net tow was mostly dinoflagellates with an increase in biomass this week. - Swell height/direction: 4.6 ft, NW Wind: 3.0 mph, NW R: Chaetoceros (2-cell chain) Collector: April Woods, Monterey local conditions Phytoplankton biomass was similar to last week. R: Lingulodinium polyedrum  R: Coscinodiscus P: Ceratium lineatum along with a colorful assortment of Gyrodinium and Gymodinium. - Dinophysis: Rare R: Noctiluca, Diatoms: Tide: Falling, High – 6:09, 3.3 ft R: Phaeocystis Dinoflagellates ruled the net community, again led by small gymnodinoid cell types (38,154 cells/L). Air Temperature: 53.8 F (12.1 C) - Significant wave height: 7.5 ft Air Temperature: 18.6 R: Guinardia Dinoflagellates: * Impressions * R: Gonyaulax spinifera   Warm and “sunny” at the wharf this am with smoke from the CZU-Lightning fires hanging in the air. Air Temperature: 11.2 oC C: Detonula - Alexandrium: None R: Pleurosigma R: Licmophora P: Dictyocha spp. R: Thalassiothrix, * Environmental Information * * Impressions * Diatoms led the low biomass phytoplankton assemblage with Coscinodiscus spp, numerous Chaetoceros spp and Cylindrotheca spp were common. Visibility: 5 m;  Overcast and drizzling this am. (singletons) Tide: Rising, Low – 5:33, 1.0 ft P: Akashiwo sanguinae  (651 cells/L) Phytoplankton biomass was about the same as last week, but the assemblage shifted to an even mix of diatoms and dinoflagellates. Solar radiation: 279 watts/m^2, * Quick HAB Observations * - Akashiwo: Rare. R: Oxyphysis Dinoflagellates: - Alexandrium: Rare - Dinophysis: None (236 cells/L) Other: C: Ceratium Phytoplankton biomass increased this week and the net tow was mostly dinoflagellates. R: Thalassionema spp. R: Asteromphalus R: Ceratium azicorum * Impressions * Net tow remains mostly dinoflagellates with an increase in detritus/debris. (<163 cells/L) R: Phalachroma rotundatum (230 cells/L) P: Tropidoneis spp. P: Chaetoceros spp. * Impressions * R: Oxyphysis, Diatoms: Sky: Overcast R: Dactyliosolen P: Detonula (grey green) R: Navicula spp. P: Navicula spp. * Impressions * P: Prorocentrum 2016 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year Shmuel Thaler has been a staff photographer at the Santa Cruz Sentinel since 1987. The net tow remained mostly dinoflagellates with Akashiwo being the most abundant. R: Guinardia spp. - Alexandrium: Rare Pseudo-nitzschia spp., and other diatoms in general decreased in abundance to rare levels (0.3X to 1,714 cells/L, 100% seriata class, although 50% observed in live fields). * Impressions * - Significant wave height: 8.9 ft R: Pleurosigma Phytoplankton biomass increased significantly this week, but the assemblage was pretty similar to last week – mostly dinoflagellates, mostly Prorocentrum. R: Paralia, * Environmental Information * - Alexandrium: Rare C: Prorocentrum spp. R: Coscinodiscus, Water Conditions (SCW) (25,320 cells/L) A: Gymnodinium cf (< 10 um brown) - Dinophysis: Present R: Gymnodinium cf (< 10 um brown) P: Pleurosigma spp. R: Gymnodinium spp Air Temperature: 14.3 oC R: Dinophysis spp. Air Temperature: 56.1 F (13.4 C) Water Conditions: Calm Water Conditions: Calm Water temp jumped 3C this week (it crept up gradually over the past week). R: Pluerosigma (7,148 cells/L)  Tide: Rising, High – 9:57, 6.4 ft R: Actinoptychus R: Akashiwo R: Eucampia Other: Air Temperature: 58.3 F (14.6 C) METHOD (net, whole water): both         R: Lauderia R: Ceratium lineatum  (241 cells/L) - Pseudo-nitzschia: Abundant R: Hemiaulus - Alexandrium: Rare R: Paralia, Water Conditions (SCW) R: Cylindrotheca spp. P: Gymnodinium cf (lime green/yellow) Another warm, sunny morning at the wharf. Water temp decreased almost 3C since last week. It was another cool, overcast/high fog morning at the wharf. Tide: Falling, High – 8:00, 4.4 ft P: Prorocentrum micans (756 cells/L R: Melosira spp. (9,646 cells/L, 40% seriata size class, 0% epibionts!) P: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. - Wind wave height/direction: 2.0 ft, W, Weather Conditions (KudelaHawk) P: Pyrophacus spp. Dinoflagellates remain dominant, led by a mix of Certatium, Cochlodinium Dinophysis and Gymnodinium spp. R: Gymnodinium P: Ceratium spp. - Swell height/direction: 3.9 ft, S R: Myrionecta spp, Zooplankton: R: Ditylum spp. R: Alexandrium Water Conditions: 10GY 2/4 R: Hemiaulus spp. P: Boreadinium cf R: Cocconeis spp. Collector: G Jason Smith, Monterey local conditions Water Temperature: 16.8 C Akashiwo and Ceratium were the most abundant. R: Guinardia spp. P: Gymnodinium R: Dinophysis fortii  (482 cells/L) R: Oxytoxum spp. Collector: K. Broughton - Dinophysis: Rare (515 cells/L) Wind: WNW, 1-3 m/s. P: ovoid colorless flagellate (1 um) Zooplankton: R: Dinophysis spp. R: Tropidoneis spp. Net tow was mostly dinoflagellates and phytoplankton biomass increased this week. R: Coscinodiscus Sunny and cool at the wharf this am (finally feels like fall). Air Temperature: 15.5oC R: Navicula spp. Water Conditions: Large swell R: Protoperidinium R: Eucampia P: Prorocentrum micans (1,010 cells/L) P: Rhaphoneis spp. Akashiwo was still the most abundant, but overall phytoplankton biomass decreased from last week. Chlorophyll biomass remains elevated, and continues on an upward trend in the net samples  (Net Fraction: 1.34X to 1.75 ug/L; Total: 0.99X to 42.57 ug/L by in vivo fluorescence). P: Protoperidinium Sunrise is at 7:07am and sunset is at 4:51pm. Dinoflagellates: R: Prorocentrum gracile Assemblage remains mostly dinoflagellates (very few diatoms observed), but this week it was co-dominated by Akashiwo and Ceratium (several species). P: Prorocentrum spp. C: Chaetoceros spp. P: Ceratium spp. C: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. P: Gonyaulax spinifera   Visibility: 5 m;  - Swell height/direction: 2.3 ft, SE R: Ceratium Water Conditions: 10GY 2/4 Water Temperature: 15.4 C R: Asteromphalus P: Licmophora spp. Other: (2,357 cells/L, 1% seriata size class) P: Heterocapsa spp  (1,688 cells/L) C: Guinardia spp. R: Gymnodinium, Diatoms: Solar radiation: 404 watts/m^2, Sample Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, * Quick HAB Observations * Net tow was mostly detritus/debris and phytoplankton biomass decreased a bit. 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