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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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