How to Read These Maps

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Map Colors:

Brown Tide legend The maps on this website were created using the Gastrich and Wazniak (2002) categories for brown tide blooms. The colors of the maps were broken down into blue, yellow, and red to highlight the spatial coverage of different bloom types. The colors on the maps were created by interpolating the point data to create a complete surface of brown tide cells ml-1. These maps are a best estimate of what bloom conditions are throughout the bay and should not be considered to exactly replicate bloom conditions. For information on what bloom conditions are at the monitoring stations click on the data for xx-xx-xx on the mapping page.

Other Data:

Municipal boundaries, town boundaries, major roads, and large bodies of water are shown to create a reference point.

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