COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Algae-Bot Scouts for Toxic Blooms
Description: Some make your limbs feel numb. Some give you the stomach flu. Others will even kill you.These are the scary consequences of shellfish poisoning caused when populations of certain types of toxic algae grow rapidly, or "bloom," in a given spot in the ocean, accumulating in oysters and other shellfish that feed on them -- and then become our dinner. [Source: Discovery News]
Availability: Summary
Source: Discovery News
Publish Date: 4/18/2008
Reading Level: Basic
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