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A Study of Gambierdiscus 'Super Bugs' and Ciguatoxin Fate in Coral Reef Food Webs

Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is the most common algal-borne illness worldwide. It is a debilitating syndrome caused by consumption of fish contaminated with ciguatoxins (CTXs) ...

Aggression is a Symptom of Domoic Acid Poisoning in California Sea Lions

To gain a better understanding of symptoms experienced by California sea lions caused by the toxin domoic acid, we are studying the relationship between aggression ...

Azaspiracid: An Emerging Algal Toxin

Azaspiracids are a group of toxins first reported in the 1990s in Western European waters and are now reported to occur along both the East ...

Biscayne Bay PhycoNet

Why We Care Biscayne Bay is a coastal embayment in southeast Florida that has experienced rapid human population growth over the last century, resulting in ...

Characterization of Toxin Synthesis Pathways in Toxic Dinoflagellates

During the past 25 years, the abundance, range, and variety of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and their toxins have been increasing, impacting human and marine ...

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: Identifying Toxic Species

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 ...

Ciguatoxin Impacts on Foraging Behavior in Hawaiian Monk Seals

Hawaiian monk seals, which are critically endangered, inhabit the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and the Hawaiian Islands. For the first time we have identified the ...


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