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Technology Transfer Between NOAA and France Improve Caribbean Ciguatoxin Detection

A PhD candidate from the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER), Francesco Pisapia, is visiting the NCCOS Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR) for eleven weeks of intensive training on the method and technique of cytotoxicity assays to detect ciguatoxins (CTXs) and maitotoxins (MTXs) in fish tissue and cell cultures. […]

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International Harmful Algal Bloom Panel Convenes to Decide Future HAB Activities

On April 28-30, 2013,†Dr. Robert Magnien of NOAA’s†National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)†chaired the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commissionís Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms (IPHAB). †This year, IPHAB reviewed progress on harmful algae priorities and initiatives in partnership with other international organizations such as International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the […]

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