Mar. Seminar: Algal Blooms in Florida’s Waters
An MRC Lunch & Learn Seminar
March 7, 2023
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Discover multiple harmful algal bloom species found in Florida and current efforts to understand their bloom dynamics better. Malcolm McFarland, Research Associate at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, is our guest speaker. See below for video from this event.
The Presentation Features
- Microscopic algae and essential components of healthy aquatic ecosystems
- The impact of increasing pollution levels
- Harmful algal blooms that threaten ecosystem stability, human health, and local economies
- Understanding algal bloom dynamics
Meet the Presenter
Malcolm McFarland is a Research Associate at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. He studies the ecology of phytoplankton in aquatic environments with a special emphasis on harmful algal blooms.
MRC’s Lunch & Learn Webinar series is a long-standing and cherished social offered to the East Central Florida coast region, and is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit SaveTheIRL.org.