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                                                          Foraminifer by J. Landwehr

    Since 2009, Ketchikan High School has participated in NOAA's Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN). It is a program designed for "Promoting a better understanding of harmful algal blooms by way of volunteer monitoring." This programs consists of students regularly taking phytoplankton samples and conducting qualitative analyses in order to determine the presence of potential harmful algal blooms (HABs). It is a great way for students to contribute to a national database on phytoplankton, which are difficult to monitor on a large scale. 

    For more information, please visit the Website: http://chbr.noaa.gov/pmn/ 

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                                            Phytoplankton by J. Landwehr