Daniel J Sobota
Dan Sabota is a Senior Water Quality Analyst for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality who develops watershed restoration plans and leads the agency’s Harmful Algal Bloom Coordination Team. He grew up in northern Virginia outside of Washington, DC and moved west in the early 2000s to study stream ecology in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. Dan has worked on issues related to nutrient pollution, dynamics of large wood in streams, and harmful algal blooms at local, regional, and national scales. In his spare time, Dan enjoys fly fishing, gardening, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Harmful Algae Blooms in Oregon
The term “algae” is a generic description of a diverse group of single and multicellular aquatic plant organisms that produce energy and oxygen through photosynthesis. Algae are a natural and vital part of healthy ecosystems and form the base of most aquatic food webs. The thousands of species of algae …