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Biological, chemical, and physical data from the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network from 2001-09-13 to 2013-03-07 (NCEI Accession 0117942)

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The Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN) is a part of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). The PMN was created as an outreach program to connect volunteers and professional scientists in the monitoring of marine phytoplankton and harmful algal blooms (HABs). NOAA staff train volunteers on sampling techniques and identification methods for marine phytoplankton. There are over 50 genera, including 10 potentially toxin producing genera, of dinoflagellates and diatoms on the volunteers watch list.

A qualitative collection of data that includes salinity, temperature, depth, wind speed and direction, phytoplankton counts and abundance ratios obtained from surface tows in the estuarine and marine environments.
  • Cite as: Morton, Steve; US DOC/NOAA/NOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (2014). Biological, chemical, and physical data from the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network from 2001-09-13 to 2013-03-07 (NCEI Accession 0117942). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. Accessed [date].
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Time Period 2001-09-13 to 2013-03-07
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -156.459
East: -64.8654
South: 18.35023
North: 59.7255
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2014-05-07
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information

Samples were collected on the surface with a plankton net, 20 cm diameter 3:1 #20 micron mesh, with cod end collar, hose clamp and 8 oz cod end bottles.
Purpose Goals set forth by PMN: to create a comprehensive list of marine phytoplankton and potentially harmful algal species; to monitor and maintain an extended survey area year-round; to isolate areas prone to harmful algal blooms (HABs) for further study by researchers; to identify general trends, such as time and area, where HABs are more likely to occur; to increase public awareness of phytoplankton and HABs through education and outreach; to increase public awareness of research conducted by federal, state, and private researchers; to support communication and interaction between researchers and the public via PMN volunteers.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Morton, Steve; US DOC/NOAA/NOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (2014). Biological, chemical, and physical data from the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network from 2001-09-13 to 2013-03-07 (NCEI Accession 0117942). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
Resource Providers
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Originator Keywords
  • Coastal Monitoring
  • estuarine
  • harmful algal bloom
  • marine
  • oceans
  • phytoplankton
  • species
  • taxa
  • tidal freshwater
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Originator Place Names
  • 192 Causeway Seawall
  • AES Mangrove Forest
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Alberta Long Lake
  • Apache Pier
  • Aransas Pass
  • Arnica Bay
  • Assateague Bridge
  • Auke Bay
  • Awendaw
  • Banana River
  • Bass Pond
  • Bastrop Bay
  • Battleground Road Creek
  • Baywood Dock
  • Beacon
  • Bear Cove
  • Bears Bluff
  • Belmont Bay
  • Beresford Creek
  • Betterton Dock
  • Big Marco Pass
  • Big Pass
  • Biloxi Small Craft Harbor
  • Birch Bay
  • Bishop Kenny
  • Boca Chica Beach Highway 4 Access
  • Bohicket Creek
  • Bolles
  • Bonita Beach
  • Bowens Island
  • Breach Inlet
  • Breach Inlet Bridge
  • Brickyard Plantation
  • Brittlebank Park Pier
  • Broad Creek Marina
  • Broad River
  • Buck Hall Landing
  • Budd Inlet
  • Bull River Marina
  • Burnside Island
  • Burton 4H Center
  • Buxton Harbor
  • CC Haigh Landing
  • CCBC Testing Platform
  • CCC AQ Dock
  • CMS Dock
  • Cameron County Beach Access 6
  • Cape Washington
  • Carolina Beach Public Boat Dock
  • Castle Rock
  • Caw Caw County Park
  • Cedar Point
  • Charleston
  • Charleston City Marina
  • Charleston Harbor
  • Chetek Lake
  • Christmas Bay
  • Church Creek
  • Cinco Bayou Public Boat Landing
  • Cinder Creek
  • Clam Creek River
  • Clear Lake Park
  • Clear Lake Shores
  • Clemson Dock
  • Coki Point
  • Colleton River Dock
  • Colonial Lake
  • Connecticut
  • Copano Bay
  • Corsica River Dock
  • Crab Creek
  • Crescent Beach Park
  • Crooked River State Park
  • Cumberland Island Dungeness Dock
  • Currituck Sound Pier
  • Cypress Bay Dock
  • Dabob Bay
  • Dagger Point
  • Dan Creedon Dock
  • Darien Dock
  • Dauphin Island
  • Department of Agriculture/Bureau of Aquaculture Dock
  • Dewees Island Dock
  • Dickinson Bayou
  • Discovery Bay
  • Dog Key Pass
  • Drum Bay
  • East River
  • Eastern Bay
  • Eau Gallie Pier
  • EcoDock Governors Island
  • Edisto Beach State Park
  • Elm Street Pier
  • FIT Vero Beach Marine Lab
  • Fairwinds Marina
  • Florida
  • Florida Oceanographic Dock
  • Folly Beach
  • Folly River
  • Fort Carolina Dock
  • Fort Johnson
  • Fort Moultrie
  • Fort Pierce Inlet
  • Fort Worden
  • Freeport Municipal Park
  • Frisco Pier
  • Frog Mortar Creek
  • GCRL Fishing Pier
  • GTMNERR Pine Island
  • Gaynor Dock
  • Georgia
  • Gilchrist Park Dock
  • Glen Cove Park
  • Guana Lake
  • Guana River
  • Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR
  • Gulf Specimen Marine Lab Pier
  • Gunston Cove
  • HWY 210 Bridge
  • Halibut Cove
  • Hamlin Creek
  • Hampton
  • Harbor View Road
  • Hatteras Coast Guard
  • Hawaii
  • Heron Roost
  • Hilton Pier
  • Hobcaw Creek
  • Hogs Inlet
  • Holdon Beach
  • Homer
  • Honey Horn
  • Honokohau Harbor Fuel Dock
  • Hudson River
  • Humpback Whale NMS Fish Pond Wall
  • Hunting Island State Park
  • Iles of Shoals Star Island
  • Indian Point Pier
  • Inleside Public Boat Ramp
  • Isabella Causeway Boardwalk
  • Jakolof Bay
  • Jekyll River
  • Jims Pier
  • Joes Bayou
  • Jug Bay Railroad Bridge
  • Kachemak Bay
  • Kake
  • Kasitsna Bay
  • Keauhou Harbor
  • King's Landing Park
  • Knudson Cove
  • Lake Secessionville
  • Lighthouse Beach
  • Little Lagoon
  • Lonnie Wurn Boat Ramp
  • Lotus Lake
  • Lower Garniers Bayou
  • Lynnhaven Inlet
  • Mackall Cove
  • Macmillan Pier
  • Manchester
  • Marlin Quay
  • Marshland Public Boat Landing
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Matagorda Bay Nature Park
  • Matanzas River
  • May River
  • McClellanville Town Hall Dock
  • Menomin Lake
  • Middle Ortega River
  • Mill Dam Creek
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Mud Lake
  • Mukilteo Pier
  • Murrells Inlet
  • Myrtle Beach State Park
  • Mystery Bay
  • Nags Head Fishing Pier
  • Naples Bay Dock
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Causeway Bridge
  • North Pass
  • North Pawleys Island
  • North River Boat Landing
  • Oak Grove Island Marina
  • Oatland Island Dock
  • Ocean View Pier
  • Oyster Bay
  • Palmetto Bay
  • Palmetto Island
  • Parsons Creek
  • Pass Christian Reef
  • Penn Cove
  • Pentenwell Lake
  • Peterson Bay
  • Pine Gully Pier
  • Point Comfort Fishing Pier
  • Pokegama Lake
  • Port Jefferson Harbor
  • Port O'Connor Fishing Pier
  • Port Townsend
  • Post Office Creek
  • Prairie Lake
  • Priest Landing
  • Pritchards Island
  • Quarter Master Harbor
  • Quilcene Bay
  • Quintana Fishing Pier
  • Radio Island Pier
  • Rhode Island
  • Riley Lake
  • Ripley Light
  • Rye Harbor
  • Sadler Point
  • San Luis Pass
  • San Sebastian River
  • Sangatuck Island Bridge
  • Sanibel Sea School
  • Savannah State University
  • Sea Center Texas Intake
  • Seabrook
  • Seacoast Science Center Odiorne Bridge
  • Seadrift Harbor
  • Seaside Circle Beach Access 6
  • Sebastian Inlet
  • Seldovia Harbor
  • Sequim Bay
  • Sheepshead Bay
  • Shem Creek
  • Sisters Creek
  • Skidaway River
  • South Carolina
  • St. Andrews Beach
  • St. Augustine Inlet
  • St. Lucie Inlet
  • St. Mary's River Waterfront Park
  • St. Simmons Causeway
  • St. Simons Pier
  • Stedman Cove
  • Stinson Park Dock
  • Stono River
  • Sunbury Public Ramp
  • Swan Lake Boat Ramp
  • Tainter Lake
  • Tampa Bay at Manatee River
  • Ten Mile Lake
  • Terry Creek
  • Texas
  • Texas City Prairie Preserve
  • Texas State Aquarium Pier
  • Texas State Marine Education Center Pier
  • Thomas Basin
  • Tolomato River
  • Trent River
  • Tres Palacios Bay Pier
  • Tybee Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • UConn Avery Point Dock
  • UT Pan Am Coastal Studies Lab
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Wappoo Cut
  • Wards Creek
  • Washington
  • Washington Street Pier
  • Waterside Marketplace Marine
  • White Chimney River
  • Williams Park
  • Windsurfing Flats Bay
  • Wisconsin
  • Withers Swach
  • Woodlawn Beach Park
  • Wrightsville Beach Public Boat Ramp
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Morton, Steve; US DOC/NOAA/NOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (2014). Biological, chemical, and physical data from the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network from 2001-09-13 to 2013-03-07 (NCEI Accession 0117942). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free. However, fees may apply for custom orders, data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
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Processing Steps
  • 2014-05-07T18:41:08Z - NCEI Accession 0117942 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
  • bottle
  • laboratory analysis
  • net - plankton net
  • refractometer
  • Secchi disk
  • thermometer
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