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View Resource In a Tiny Squid, Bacterial Toxin Governs Organ Development

This EurekAlert! kids news article features information about the toxic molecule, tracheal cytotoxin, which is responsible for forming a light producing organ in the Bobtail squid-bacteria symbiosis. This toxin has been discovered to have both good and bad effects depending on the type of bacteria and host involved in the symbiosis: on one hand, it could cause disease and massive tissue damage,...

View Resource Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms (MERHAB)

This NOAA Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR) web page features the Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms (MERHAB) Program. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are occurring with increasing frequency and duration along our shores. Nearly every coastal region is struggling to mitigate the often devastating impacts to local economies and serious human health threats...

View Resource Hunting Dangerous Algae from Space

This image-rich National Aeronautics and Space Administration Earth Observatory article discusses how Ken Carder and his research team are using remote sensing data and offshore monitoring to find and track harmful algal blooms as they form and spread. Methods of correlating satellite data with field data and modeling are allowing scientists to determine the causes and precursors of harmful...

View Resource Shellfish Toxicity

This eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base webpage features information about shellfish toxicity for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Highlighting the four distinct shellfish poisoning syndromes - Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), Neurologic shellfish poisoning (NSP), Diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP), and Amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) this webpage discusses background,...

View Resource Aquatic Toxins: Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria)

This Florida Department of Health web site is part of the Aquatic Toxins Program to protect Florida's citizens and visitors from exposure and illness from Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). The site summarizes health concerns associated with Cyanobacteria blooms, as well as their threat to water quality, ecosystem stability, and surface drinking water supplies. Links are provided to the PDF monograph...

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