Morgaine McKibben is a Master's candidate interested in combining satellite remote sensing and in situ data to better understand phytoplankton bloom dynamics. With advisor Dr. Angelicque White, McKibben is developing satellite ocean color bloom products that track changes in chlorophyll along the U.S. West Coast over time. Combined with in situ metrics of physiological and biological variability, the products will enhance identification and tracking of phytoplankton blooms off the Oregon coast. The product will also be used to augment monitoring and prediction of Oregon's harmful algal blooms, which can be toxic to humans and marine organisms at high trophic levels. McKibben will be continuing on to a Ph.D. with Dr. White in the fall of 2011.