University of the Virgin Islands Ciguatera Researcher wins NOAA Grant
Dr. Tyler Smith, a scientist with the University of the Virgin Islands Center for Marine and Environmental Studies in St. Thomas, was recently awarded a NOAA grant to study to understand factors influencing the occurrence of ciguatera fish poisoning and develop methods to predict outbreaks. Dr. Smith is partnering with colleagues from around the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Florida on the study called CiguaHAB to better understand and minimize the impacts ciguatera fish poisoning, an illness that affects tens of thousands of people each year.
Read his recent discussion about this collaborative effort with the editors of NOAA in the Caribbean.
The grant is awarded and administered by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms Program (ECOHAB).