COSEE Ocean Systems: News
NOAA awards grant to advance harmful algal bloom warnings to protect public and animal health in coastal California
Description: Some species of red tides produce a toxin that when eaten can lead to potentially fatal human illness. The toxins can also cause illness and death in marine mammals and birds. This project will allow scientists to detect and measure levels of some toxic cells in water samples, providing officials with an early warning of increased potential of shellfish. The research will also address the question of whether nutrient pollution from the land is enhancing toxic algal blooms. [Source: NOAA News]
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Source: NOAA News
Publish Date: 11/10/2011
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