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Detecting a Killer Toxin - IAEA.org

They are the seas' silent killers, toxin-laden patches of algae that amass along coastal shores and wreck havoc on marine ecosystems. They appear with no warning and outbreaks have become ...

Award Helps New York Respond to a New Toxic Algal ...

An algal bloom deadly to fish and shellfish was discovered in August 2011 in Great South Bay, Long Island, and grew after Hurricane Irene drenched the region. Littleneck clams. Photo ...

Shellfish biotoxin detected at unsafe levels for f...

OLYMPIA - State health officials warn that a type of biotoxin never before found in Washington shellfish has been detected in shellfish from the Sequim Bay area. The discovery led ...

NOAA Test Kit Development Targets Shellfish Toxins...

Researchers from NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) are laying the groundwork to fill gaps in coverage for screening shellfish collected by harvesters in rural Alaska. Using toxin ...

West Lake Erie again fighting bloom of algae - Tol...

One of the greatest summertime headaches for western Lake Erie boaters and municipal water-treatment operators is back in full force. A huge bloom of potentially toxic microcystis algae, which has ...

Harmful Algae Research Highlighted at Premier Scie...

On June 12-17, 2011, CSCOR sponsored researchers and agency scientists led sessions, gave presentations, and provided expert discussions at the Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins Gordon Research Conference, Colby College, Maine. Algae, ...

Harmful Algal Blooms Threaten Pacific NW Salmon: N...

In the Pacific Northwest massive blooms of the single-celled alga, Heterosigma akashiwo, can secrete toxins that destroy fish gills, causing suffocation of both wild and farmed fish such as the ...

'Trigger' for Toxin Production in Florida and Texa...

Why "red tide" dinoflagellates make compounds that are toxic to fish and humans has been a mystery for decades. Possible functions include aiding prey capture, deterring grazers, or neutralizing competitors ...

Alaska Toxic Algae Event Endangers Public Health

In Alaska, scientists supported by NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science are monitoring a massive and unusual outbreak of the toxic alga Alexandrium and its related potent toxin that ...

Alaskan Public Health Officials Receive NOAA Toxin...

NOAA and University of Alaska scientists are monitoring levels of harmful algae near Juneau and Ketchikan and plan to track toxin levels in the area with biochemical tests. An outbreak ...

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