Down she goes! The corer will go 600 feet down into Puget Sound to collect a cylinder of muck that could have dormant algal cysts in it.
Alexandrium Catanella looks like "fluorescent jellybeans" under the microscope.
Cheryl Greengrove, professor at University of Washington Tacoma and chief scientist on the cruise, points out some algal cyst hot spots on a map of Puget Sound.
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