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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

State Reopens Shellfishing Areas, Warns of Blue-Green Algae in Southampton

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation reopened approximately 3,600 acres of shellfish lands in the Town of Southampton on Friday, two weeks after closing the area following the detection of saxitoxin, a marine biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning. A prohibition on Continue reading State Reopens Shellfishing Areas, Warns of Blue-Green Algae in Southampton

Seven Southeast Alaska Tribes Form Partnership to Monitor Harmful Algal Bloom Events

Sitka, Alaska – The Sitka Tribe of Alaska has formed the Southeast Alaska Tribal Toxins partnership to unify southeast Alaska Tribes in monitoring harmful algal bloom events that pose a human health risk to the subsistence shellfish harvester, such as paralytic shellfish poisoning. This monitoring effort will provide weekly data on the timing and distribution of harmful algal blooms along with measurements of environmental conditions, indicators, and potential mechanisms that trigger harmful algal bloom events. Continue reading Seven Southeast Alaska Tribes Form Partnership to Monitor Harmful Algal Bloom Events