Cal Poly Pier

Data Reported Since: 2008
Sampling Frequency: Weekly
Time of Day: AM

Sample Types Reported:
particulate domoic acid
dissolved nutrients: nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, phosphate, silicate
water temperature
chlorophyll a
phytoplankton cell abundances: Akashiwo sanguinea, Alexandrium spp., Dinophysis, Lingulodinium polyedra, Prorocentrum, Pseudo-nitzschia delicatissima size-class, Pseudo-nitzschia seriata size class, Ceratium spp., Gymnodinium spp., Cochlodinium spp.
total diatoms
total dinoflagellates

Sampling Contact: Ian Robbins, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Student Sampler: Nicholas Soares, Cal Poly, SLO
Principal Investigator: Alexis Pasulka, Cal Poly, SLO

Sampling data from ERDDAP

San Luis Bay Shore Station

HABs Sampling Protocol

Relevant Cal Poly Pier Publications (supported by SCCOOS and CeNCOOS)

S.W. Hammond, L. Lodolo, S.K. Hu, A.L. Pasulka (2022). Methodological “lenses” influence the characterization of phytoplankton dynamics in a coastal upwelling ecosystem. Environmental Microbiology Reports,

A. Barth, R.K. Walter, I. Robbins, and A. Pasulka (2020), Seasonal and interannual variability of phytoplankton abundance and community composition on the Central Coast of California, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 637, 29-43,

R.K. Walter, K.J. Armenta, B. Shearer, I. Robbins, and J. Steinbeck (2018), Coastal upwelling seasonality and variability of temperature and chlorophyll in a small coastal embayment, Continental Shelf Research, 154, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2018.01.002. (link)

R.K. Walter, E.C. Reid, K.A. Davis, K.J. Armenta, K. Merhoff, and N.J. Nidzieko (2017), Local diurnal wind-driven variability and upwelling in a small coastal embayment, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC012466. (link)