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‘Moderately Large’ Potential For Red Tide Outbreak In Gulf Of Maine Region – Science Daily

The potential for an outbreak of the phenomenon commonly called “red tide” is expected to be “moderately large” this spring and summer, according to researchers with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and North Carolina State University (NCSU).

This advisory is based in part on a regional seafloor survey of quantities of Alexandrium fundyense — the algae notorious for producing a toxin that accumulates in clams, mussels, and other shellfish and can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans who consume them.

via ‘Moderately Large’ Potential For Red Tide Outbreak In Gulf Of Maine Region - Science Daily.

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