This is the introductory course for new participants in HAMP online phytoplankton identification courses. It gives a basic introduction to phytoplankton sampling, sample analysis, and phytoplankton identification and ecology, with an emphasis on harmful species of importance to finfish aquaculture in BC.
This course is for people who did HAMP online courses in previous years, and just need their annual refresher on phytoplankton sampling and harmful species identification. It covers a review of sampling and sample analysis, the harmful species affecting finfish in BC, and a bit about plankton ecology and bloom formation.
This is the Advanced course for new HAMP online course participants. Directed towards site management and fish health personnel, it covers the same material as the HAMP 2019 Introduction to Phytoplankton course, but is a bit more in depth, with more details.
This advanced course is for HAMP participants who did the online courses in previous years, and need their annual refresher on phytoplankton sampling and identification, plus want a bit more. Suitable for site managers, fish health personnel, and those who may have more interest in plankton, it covers a review of sampling and sample analysis, plus the most important points on harmful algae species seen to affect finfish aquaculture in BC, and an overview of phytoplankton ecology and bloom dynamics.