Delaware • New Jersey • Pennsylvania
New York • United States of America
On Monday, May 19, 2014, DRBC staff collected samples from the Delaware Bay to be analyzed for primary productivity, which indicates the water's capacity for growing phytoplankton. These results will help DRBC scientists better understand the relationships between nutrients (for example, nitrogen and phosphorus), the growth of phytoplankton, and healthy levels of dissolved oxygen in the Delaware Bay.
Sample analysis will be completed by the University of Maryland.
For further information on this monitoring effort, please contact DRBC's John Yagecic at (609) 883-9500 ext. 271.