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Bruce Wright: Alaska must take action now on harmful algal blooms in our changing oceans

[USA] For the last 10 years I have been researching harmful algal blooms (HABs) along the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. Many Alaskans know about one of the HABs, paralytic shellfish poisoning, Continue reading Bruce Wright: Alaska must take action now on harmful algal blooms in our changing oceans

Videos explain how researchers fight against record-setting toxic algae bloom along the U.S. West Coast

[USA] An extensive bloom of toxic algae along the West Coast has waxed and waned since it first appeared in early May, but it hasn’t gone away. Now well into its second month, the bloom extends all along the coast from Santa Barbara to Alaska. In Alaska, the algal toxin domoic acid has reached levels Continue reading Videos explain how researchers fight against record-setting toxic algae bloom along the U.S. West Coast

Unprecedented toxic algae bloom now in Central Coast waters

[USA] Morro Bay – A massive algae bloom is here: NOAA scientists confirmed Wednesday they found the tail end of a bloom they’ve been tracking for months in the Santa Barbara Channel.

The alga is called Pseudo-nitzschia, and Continue reading Unprecedented toxic algae bloom now in Central Coast waters

The West Coast’s Massive Algal Bloom Could Be the Toxic Wave of the Future

[USA] Toxic algae are growing along the West Coast in greater quantities than ever, wreaking havoc on marine life and forcing the closure of Washington’s $20 million Dungeness crab fishery, along with mussel, clam, sardine, and anchovy fisheries in Oregon and Continue reading The West Coast’s Massive Algal Bloom Could Be the Toxic Wave of the Future