The Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance (HABS) program is working to gain a better understanding about the occurrence of toxic algae blooms in Oregon, and we advise the public when a bloom has been detected so people can take protective action to avoid illness.
We work with a variety of partners to share information, coordinate efforts and communicate with the public. Through this partnership the HABS program is able to collect and review information regarding harmful algae blooms and human and animal health illnesses. Coordinating our efforts with that of our partners provides a broader network for the public to receive information, and helps our partners to gain a better understanding of blue-green algae, the toxins they can produce, and the best management practices for dealing with blooms.
Check current water conditions
Check shellfish safety closures
- The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife jointlly monitor for marine biotoxins.and alert recreational harvesters when clams or mussels have been contaminated. Click here for current shellfish safety closures.
Check algae resources for drinking water
Join Our Listserv
The HABS program has created a listserv to share information with partners, stakeholders and interested public. When a health advisory is issued, an email is sent to subscribers that includes the news release and water sample results (algae species and cell counts). Emails are also sent when an advisory is lifted. Other timely information may be periodically shared as well. To join the list, email us at Hab.email@example.com.