2016 Virginia HAB Taskforce Meeting


The 2016 Virginia HAB Taskforce Meeting was held at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s (VIMS) Campus in Gloucester, VA, on December 6, 2016. The meeting hosted approximately 30 partners in addition to another dozen by webinar. Topics included a summary of seasonal bloom surveillance and response events, reporting and tracking of HAB health effects during HABs, updates on research related to drivers of local blooms, toxins in food webs, and the ongoing revision of James River chlorophyll-a regulations.

Meeting Documents

Agenda Meeting Minutes Seasonal HAB Update, Kim Reece (VIMS) Seasonal HAB Update, Todd Egerton (VDH) and Leah Gibala-Smith (ODU) Maryland Season HAB Update, Catherine Wazniak (MD DNR)  Cochlodinium & Alexandrium Blooms – Drivers in Hampton Roads, Margaret Mulholland (ODU)
Alexandrium monilatum – Health Effects Observed & Tracking, Ana Colon (VDH) Freshwater HAB & Response Plan Updates, Margaret Smigo (VDH) New Projects in the Lower Chesapeake, Juliette Smith (VIMS) VCU HAB Projects Overview, Paul Bukaveckas (VCU) James River Chla Criteria Update, Tish Robertson (DEQ) WEBINAR RECORDING 

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For questions about the HAB Task Force, please contact the VDH Division of Environmental Epidemiology at 804-864-8182.