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California Primary Algae Laboratory

Partnering with the State Water Resources Control Board’s Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP), the California Primary Algae Laboratory is the only lab in the State of California to collect and catalog fresh water algae samples.

Under the leadership of aquatic biologist Dr. Bob Sheath, the lab is responsible for taxonomic identification of soft algae species, as well as other projects used to build taxonomic algea infrastructure for the state. Read more about Dr. Sheath's work in Clean Water, Green Water.

Contact the Lab

Bob Sheath, Ph.D.
Director and Professor of Biological Sciences
(760) 750-8023