|Est. Chlorophyll a
( ug/L )
Chlorophyll levels> 12 ug/l are not necessarily harmful to human health or shellfish for consumption but do give the Bureau information on where to target more intensive boat sampling. Results from boat samples can be obtained by calling the Bureau at 609-748-2000.
NOTE: Data is posted to the website as soon as possible after the plane lands. On days when we experience dense fog, these conditions can cause light scattering to saturate the remote sensor. This light scattering effect compromises the sensor's ability to accurately measure chlorophyll 'a' in NJ's marine waters. This compromised data is removed from the database as part of routine QA/QC.