Shellfish Guidance - Northeast

NCOM Vibrio Shellfish Guidance - Alaska

Kachemak Bay Sea Surface Temperature

Sea Surface Temperature Vibrio Tools

These Vibrio predictive products provide the most recent Sea Surface Temperature (SST) for early warning of potential coastal hazards in Alaska. Temperature is a major driver of Vibrio growth. In general, once water temperatures exceed 15°C, or 59°F growth will occur, with faster replication at higher temperatures. Because of the strong dependence on temperature for growth, SST is used in some cases to trigger harvest restrictions.


Select an area on the map, or click one of the corresponding area links below, to view the most recent NCOM SST model guidance. Or see a full view of Alaska NCOM Model SST here.

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As a work in progress, current Vibrio models displayed here are considered experimental products, and thus NOAA will not be held liable from issues arising from their interpretation and use.