Posts Tagged ‘algal bloom’

Vigilance advised after saxitoxin found in clams

Scientists have detected toxic algae in clams from the Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea regions of northern and western Alaska, according to a new bulletin. It’s an indication that ocean warming is moving northward, allowing the growth of Alexandrium catenella, a type of algae that can produce saxitoxin. If ingested, saxitoxin targets the nervous system…

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Bering Strait: Algal Toxin Workshop

satellite image of blue ocean with large patches of green.

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…

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