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Tasmanian shellfish industry will have to wait another week before threat from toxic algal bloom passes

Oyster growers on Tasmania’s east coast will have to wait another week to resume harvesting to after two producers were forced to stop production last week.

The threat from a toxic algal bloom is… Continue reading Tasmanian shellfish industry will have to wait another week before threat from toxic algal bloom passes

Stony Brook researcher: Cooler spring curbed red tide, shellfish bed closures

Long Island did not see any shellfish bed closures due to red tide this spring for the first time in seven years — but the algae responsible have been found in a new location on the East End, according to researchers at Stony Brook University… Continue reading Stony Brook researcher: Cooler spring curbed red tide, shellfish bed closures

Bacteria, Eelgrass, and Harmful Algal Blooms: Understanding the Relationship

Misunderstood Microbes: In a culture seemingly gripped by an antibacterial fervor, where the very mention of a microbe might bring a handshake to a grinding halt, perhaps we should think again about the zeitgeist that vilifies these microorganisms… Continue reading Bacteria, Eelgrass, and Harmful Algal Blooms: Understanding the Relationship

New sensor array to monitor impacts of changing Gulf of Maine conditions on New England red tide

[7th, May 2014] Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are kicking off an innovative NOAA-funded pilot program using robotic instruments and computer modeling analysis to shed light on changing ocean conditions in the Gulf of Maine as they relate to the harmful algal bloom (HAB)… Continue reading New sensor array to monitor impacts of changing Gulf of Maine conditions on New England red tide