Charlotte Berry Coastal Harmful Algal Bloom Specialist
Charlotte Berry is Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s specialist on harmful algal blooms. Charlotte monitors marine phytoplankton communities along Washington’s southern coast and estuaries as part of the Olympic Region Harmful Algal Bloom (ORHAB) collaboration. Charlotte’s research is primarily focused on understanding harmful algae blooms and their relationship to shellfish toxicity. Charlotte’s contributions to this collaboration will help provide new science and tools for fishery managers to asses and mitigate environmental and economic impacts of harmful algae.
Charlotte comes to WDFW from New York State. Charlotte earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Unity College in Maine and continued her education by earning a Master of Science Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Charlotte has worked as a lab assistant, scientific diver conducting seagrass and coral surveys, and a fisheries technician working at a salmon hatchery in Alaska. In 2015 Charlotte moved to Washington State to manage an oyster farm in the Willapa Bay which led to her current position as a scientific technician with WDFW.