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Fast Tool to Detect Toxic Shellfish

The marine food source and livelihood of tribes and communities along the Pacific coast are threatened by Pseudo-nitzschia blooms that produce domoic acid, a potent neurotoxin. To provide remote communities ...
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NCCOS Leads from Research to Application for Rapid...

Biotechnology that harnesses the natural biochemical systems of animals can be used to detect pathogens and toxins in environmental samples. NCCOS has supported the development of biotechnology to identify harmful ...
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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 and ...
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New Protocol Allows Scientists to Monitor Toxic Bo...

Using little more than a window screen to collect algae, NCCOS scientists have developed a simple, low-cost protocol for monitoring harmful, bottom-dwelling algae in diverse marine habitats around the world ...
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Improving Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Response i...

Harmful algal blooms, particularly those that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning, pose a threat to human health, food security, and the economy of local communities in Alaska. There is a need ...
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International Harmful Algae Conference Brings Toge...

The Republic of Korea hosted the 15thInternational Conference on Harmful Algae (ICHA), October 29 - November 2, 2012. The meeting featured the latest scientific research by the international harmful algal ...
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5th International Conference on Prevention and Man...

HABSCS-2012 convenes in Macau on 29 March and Pat Tester has been invited to give a plenary talk entitled 'The Accidental Taxonomists and the Resurgence ofGambierdiscusResearch'. Gambierdiscusis the dinoflagellate genus ...
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NCCOS Researchers are Award Winners

Christine Buckel will receive the NOAA Bronze Medal Award for developing a geospatial video technique to quantify thecomposition, distribution and abundance of estuarine submerged aquatic vegetation. Pat Tester will receive ...
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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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Harmful Algal Blooms in Coastal Waters: Options for Prevention, Control and Mitigation

This report is the product of a panel of experts in the science of blooms of unicellular marine algae which can cause mass mortalities in a variety of marine organisms and cause illness and even death in humans who consume ...
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