On the cover of this month's EHP: "Keeping Tabs on HABs"
What's that you say? You'd like to learn about harmful algal blooms (commonly referred to as red tides, though as you'll learn in my story that's a misnomer)? Well, you've come to the right place. On the cover of this month's Environmental Health Perspective is my latest feature for the publication, titled (in full) "Keeping Tabs on HABs: New Tools for Detecting, Monitoring, and Preventing Harmful Algal Blooms." I spoke extensively with many of the nation's leading researchers on the subject and perused a lot of the latest science. I studied up on the newest technologies and visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institution (MBARI) to see their facilities, various underwater vehicles, and the brand-spanking-new ESP, the Cadillac (or Ferrari, perhaps, since it'll be mounted to one of the world's three long-range autonomous underwater vehicles [LRAUVs]) of HAB detection devices, which'll be rolling out for testing later this year. But I digress. For the whole story, go here.