[El Salvador] The decomposing bodies of some 300 sea turtles were found off El Salvador’s coast, raising questions about how they could Continue reading Hundreds of sea turtles killed by microalgae in El Salvador
[Malaysia, Global] Malaysian police have reported that VX nerve gas was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, following a preliminary analysis of material Continue reading Kim Jong Nam’s mysterious death: Algae toxin may have killed him?
[USA] The first-ever National Lakes Assessment of toxins from harmful algal blooms challenges several long-held assumptions, including the extent, Continue reading New science challenges old assumptions about harmful algal blooms
[Global, USA] Temperatures in Arctic waters are warming and sea ice is diminishing. With that could come the potential for harmful algal blooms Continue reading Scientists turn to bowhead whales for biotoxin clues
[Global] For the first time, scientists have documented the prevalence of two biotoxins in Alaska’s marine mammal population above the Arctic Circle. Continue reading Scientists find prevalence of algal toxins in the Arctic
[USA] Toxic water has been responsible for the death of hundreds of turtles on the eastern end of Long Island this year.
“The turtles washed up dead [in the spring], a die-off scientists blame on waterborne toxins that have reached Continue reading Algal Blooms Kill Hundreds Of Long Island Turtles
Scientists believe that they have finally solved the mystery surrounding the deaths of hundreds of turtles that washed up on shore in Long Island, New York. Hundreds of Diamond Back Terrapin washed onto the shore this past Continue reading US: Scientists Discover Cause of Deaths of Hundreds of Turtles in Long Island, New York
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
Single-celled marine algae called Alexandrium minutum, which are responsible for nearly half of the photosynthesis on Earth, sometimes grow with abandon, producing neurotoxic alkaloid compounds that accumulate in Continue reading Chemical Signals Activate Toxic Algae Blooms
Producing faster and more efficient marine toxicity testing for the academic and monitoring agencies that control the closures of fishing grounds is the goal for local biotech company Seatox Research Inc. Continue reading Seatox developing rapid marine neurotoxin test