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Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: Identifying Toxic Specie...

Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is the most common, non-bacterial, seafood illness. The condition is caused by toxins from the microalga Gambierdiscus, and can lead to diarrhea, paralysis, and, in worst ...

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Annual Gulf of Maine HAB Sampling Cruise Completed...

In Pisces’ wet lab, NCCOS scientists Bridget Weimer (left), Andrew Meredith (middle), and Josie Galloway (right) process a sediment sample for cyst quantification. Image Credit: Terry McTigue, NOAA. NCCOS scientists ...

Annual Harmful Algal Cyst Sampling Cruise Complete...

Seed-like cysts of the harmful alga Alexandrium catenella. Credit: Tyler Harman, Mark Vandersea, NOAA NCCOS. Scientists from NCCOS and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution embarked on a seven-day sediment sampling mission ...

NCCOS Publishes Findings on 2013 Karenia mikimotoi...

Karenia mikimotoi is a toxic dinoflagellate alga with a cosmopolitan distribution and is a commonly reported red tide species. Blooms of K. mikimotoi have caused large fish and benthic invertebrate ...

Ocean Temperatures Could Influence Algal Bloom Occ...

Photomicrograph of Alexandrium catenella cells. Credit: NOAA In the first major study of the harmful algal bloom species Alexandrium catenella in Cook Inlet, Alaska, NOAA scientists found a link between ...

HAB Study Confirms Alexandrium in Alaska, Develops...

In an effort to provide forecasting and detection products that empower communities to take action on HAB issues, a new publication in Phycologia documents the presence of Alexandrium fundyense and A. ostenfeldii in Alaska ...

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning Predicted to Increase wit...

A new NOAA study,published in the journal Ecological Modeling,anticipates an increase in the incidence of ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) in the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Southeast Atlantic coast ...

NCCOS Identifies Cause of Large Fish Kills in Nort...

In recent years, North Carolina estuaries have experienced large fish kills often associated with rains and moderate temperatures. Most of the dead fish have exhibited large, open skin ulcers. Menhaden ...

NOAA Researchers Land Annual Scientific Paper Priz...

Five scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science garnered the Tyge Christensen Prize honoring the best paper in the journal Phycologia in 2009. The paper reconciled classifications for ...

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