Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Rapid Response to HABs in 2005
A set of drifters were deployed to track HABS in 2005. The first, 56101, is a surface unit (red) deployed on 6/22/2005
south of Martha's Vinyard in 3600 cells/liter of Alexandrium by WHOI. Units 56201
(green) and 56202 (blue) are surface and drogued units, respectively, deployed on
6/28/2005 at the outfall site by MWRA/Battelle. The dogued unit, 56202, was
recovered by a recreational fishermen off Sandy Neck on Sunday 10 July.
Units 57201 and 57202, similar to the previous two, were deploy 7/18/2005
but only survived about a week.
For details, call 508-495-2211.
To download and view an animation of 22 Jun - 4 July, click here. To
download the raw position data, click here.
Closeups shown below.
Time series of drifter velocity along with other variables below.