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FlowCam Helps Establish Trigger Levels for Harmful Algal Blooms
A successful HAB monitoring program should answer key questions that allow lake/reservoir managers to determine the next best course of action: What …
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FlowCam collage of Microcystis harmful algae colonies
A Review of Recent Studies of Microcystis Using FlowCam
Microcystis is a genus of Cyanobacteria that contains species capable of producing toxins called microcystins. Microcystis can be found in eutrophic …
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Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians Integrate FlowCam into Environmental Stewardship Programs
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) recently received long-awaited funding to purchase a FlowCam Cyano …
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WCMC volunteer using a plankton net to collect samples for FlowCam Cyano analysis
Community Groups Take HAB Monitoring Into Their Own Hands, Recognize Need for Formal Strategic Guidelines
Harmful algal blooms can have a detrimental effect on the environment and on human and animal health. As a result of climate change, water utilities …
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FlowCam images of Microcystis harmful algae colonies
Using FlowCam and Machine Learning to Classify Microcystis at the Genus and Species Levels
The FlowCam was recently used by a team led by Natasha Barteneva of Nazarbayev University to develop a method for the classification of Microcystis …
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FlowCam grant winner Savannah Mapes in lab with FlowCam
2020 FlowCam Grant Winner Presents at US Symposium on Harmful Algae
Savannah Mapes, 2020 winner of the FlowCam Aquatic Research Equipment & Travel Grant for Graduate Students, presented her research at the US …
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Alexandrium harmful algae being classified via FlowCam images
VIMS Uses FlowCam to Study HABs to Fulfill their Research Equipment Grant for Graduate Students
This January marked the conclusion of the 2020 FlowCam Research Equipment Grant for Graduate Students. The 2020 award recipient was Savannah Mapes, a …
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FlowCam collage of microcystis harmful algae colonies
Answering Your FAQs about Analyzing Microcystis with the FlowCam
FlowCam customers frequently ask us how to optimize analysis of Microcystis, a globally pervasive colonial cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) which is …
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Red tide Karenina brevis on Sanibel Island
Using the FlowCam to Study Harmful Algae Blooms Around Sanibel Island, Florida
It's hard to imagine a more picturesque location from which to perform one's research than Sanibel Island, Florida. However, as can be seen in the …
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FlowCam at Bigelow Labs: Flow Imaging vs Manual Microscopy and the study of HABs
Every summer since 2015 scientists from around the country have come to Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine to be trained …
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What is that Algal Bloom in Casco Bay?
Yesterday Heather Anne Wright and I were invited to join the Friends of Casco Bay on a mission to track down and capture samples of the algae bloom …
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Microcystis colonies imaged by the FlowCam at 10X.
New Method for Cell Counting Microcystis Colonies Using Image Processing Method
October 2018 — Environmental Engineering Research published a paper presenting a new method for cell counting Microcystis colonies using the FlowCam. …
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