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Bering Strait: Algal Toxin Workshop
July 16–July 17Free
July 16, 9 am – 4:30 pm (open to public)
July 17, 8 am – noon (health care professionals only)
Location: UAF Northwest Campus Education Center, Grand Hall
This workshop, cosponsored by Alaska Sea Grant and the Alaska Ocean Observing System and supported by the US Arctic Research Commission, will provide an introduction to algal toxins, harmful algal blooms and the effect these have on western Alaska’s marine resources. The two-day workshop will also cover identification, impacts and monitoring techniques and results. Other topics will include a presentation on the changing environmental conditions in the Bering Strait region and the role of the state in a public health response to a person poisoned by algal toxins.
The first day of the workshop is intended for anyone interested in learning about algal toxins, harmful algal bloom (HAB) events, results of toxin tests on Bering Strait/Western Alaska marine wildlife, and monitoring efforts. There will also be a Strait Science series presentation that evening. The second day will be targeted to health care professionals.