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Harmful Algal Blooms | Red Tides/PSP | Brown Tides | Ciguatera | Killer Algae/Pfiesteria | Invasive Seaweed

Harmful Algal Blooms

Climate change and harmful algal blooms in Maumee Bay OHSU-W-14-006

Climate change and the occurrence of harmful microorganisms in Florida’s ocean and coastal waters FLSGP-G-15-009

Economic consequences of harmful algal blooms: literature summary FLSGP-G-13-008

Evaluation of brevetoxin accumulation and degradation in coastal mammals, birds, and fish found moribund on Texas beaches during red tide blooms TAMU-Y-12-011

Great Bay Coast Watch - water quality and phytoplankton final report. NHU-T-08-005

Harmful algal bloom research initiative: 2015 report to the Ohio Department of Higher Education OHSU-S-16-001

Harmful algal blooms in Ohio waters.OHUS-G-11-001

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the United States. WHOI-G-98-004

Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Primer for the Virginia Shellfish Industry VSGCP-T-12-004

Harmful algal blooms on the North American west coast. AKU-W-99-005

Harmful algal blooms: what they mean to Alaskans and how we can adapt. AKU-G-12-005

Harmful algal research and response: a human dimensions strategy. CASG-W-06-003

Lake Erie nutrient loading and harmful algal blooms: 4esearch findings and management implications. OHSU-T-11-001

Legal Tools for Reducing Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie NSGLC-H-12-001

Natural marine toxins. CUIMR-G-95-001

Natural toxins and human pathogens in the marine environment. MDU-W-82-002

Novel insights on the dynamics and consequences of harmful algal blooms in the California current system: from parasites as bloom control agents to human toxin exposure CASG-Y-11-004

Quantification of life-stage transition behaviors in harmful algae and their implications for pelagic and benthic distributions WASHU-Y-14-002

Remote Sensing Harmful Algal Bloom Workshop: Chesapeake and Coastal Bays Region Workshop Report MDU-W-14-001

SoundToxins: a harmful algal bloom monitoring program for Puget Sound WASHU-H-15-001

The beach manager's manual: harmful algal blooms ILIN-H-12-006/MICHU-H-12-003

The economics of harmful algal blooms (HABs): an annotated bibliography. FLSGP-L-99-001

The effects of a red tide, Karenia brevis episode on the benthic macroinvertebrate communities of South Padre Island, Texas TAMU-Y-13-006

The Massachusetts Bay outfall. WHOI-G-98-003

Toxic algal blooms: an international directory of experts in toxic and harmful algal blooms and their effects on fisheries and public health. WHOI-D-90-001

Toxinas marinas naturales (In Spanish only). CUIMR-G-93-005

Webinar: 19 November 2013 Climate change and harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie OHSU-W-13-014

What controls harmful algal blooms and toxicity in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta CASG-G-12-005

What is the threat of harmful algal blooms in Louisiana coastal waters? LSU-R-99-017

When Blooms Go Bad: Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes (website) MICHU-I-10-001

Workshops focus on potential toxic algal blooms (From Shore to Shore, May-June 2008). MINNU-N-08-04c

Red Tides/PSP

All about red tide. MEU-G-81-001

Chemical investigations of paralytic shellfish poisoning in Alaska. AKU-T-78-005

Dinoflagellate blooms and physical systems in the Gulf of Maine. WHOI-X-90-001

Economic impact of paralytic shellfish poison on the oyster industry in the Pacific United States. CUIMR-W-84-002 pp. 331-343

Gathering safe shellfish in Washington: avoiding paralytic shellfish poisoning.WASHU-H-12-001

Interaction between paralytic shellfish poison and clam melanin and protein (thesis abstract). ORESU-X1-72-004

New England red tide. MIT-G-79-001

Problems of paralytic shellfish poisoning. SCU-T-85-001 pp. 32-35

Problems of paralytic shellfish poisoning. SCU-O-85-001 pp. 28-30

Paralytic shellfish poisoning. CUIMR-G-91-003

Paralytic shellfish poisoning and red tides. CUIMR-G-89-001

Paralytic shellfish poisoning in shellfish aquaculture: the state regulatory problem. TAMU-W-82-002 pp. 21-32

Paralytic shellfish poisoning: the Alaska problem. AKU-G-96-003

Phytoplankton monitoring program 2001 report. NHU-G-02-002

Poisons in your seafood: the myths and realities of marine biotoxins and red tides (video description). WHOI-F-93-003

Preliminary observations on paralytic shellfish poisoning in central Puget Sound. TAMU-W-82-002 pp. 33-37

Progress of shellfish toxin research: implications of toxic resting cysts for aquaculture. TAMU-W-82-002 pp. 49-62

Recent developments in paralytic shellfish poisoning. CUIMR-W-84-002 pp. 317-329

Recreational seafood safety. FLSGP-H-91-003

Red tide. RIU-TL-79-002

Red tide in the northeast. RIU-G-89-001

Red tide in Texas: an explanation of the phenomenon. TAMU-G-86-006

Red tide: the facts. SCSGC-G-88-003

Seasonal abundance of "Protogonyaulax" sp. causing paralytic shellfish poisoning in Funka Bay, Hokkaido, Japan, 1978-1980. AKU-W-80-002 pp. 319-327

Shellfish aquaculture and paralytic shellfish poisoning. TAMU-W-82-002 pp. 38-48

Spectrofluorometric differentiation of the red tide alga, "Gonyaulax tamarensis" from other algae common to New England waters. MIT-T-77-008

Studies unravels mystery of public health threat. WHOI-G-94-002

Summary of symposium on the "Alexandrium fundyense" red tide of 2005. MIT-W-06-001

The Great Bay Coast Watch guide to common Gulf of
Maine phytoplankton. NHU-H-06-003

The interactions between microzooplanktonic grazers and dinoflagellates causing red tides in the open coastal waters off southern California (dissertation abstract). CUIMR-X-95-001

The invasion of the red tide in North Carolina coastal waters. NCU-T-88-002

The newly discovered attack alga and its relationship to fish kills. NCU-W-93-001 pp. 48-58

The uptake, distribution and modification of PSP toxins in intertidal organisms (thesis abstract). WASHU-X-85-005

Toxic dinoflagellates and marine mammal mortalities. WHOI-W-89-002

Truths and myths about PSP. AKU-G-98-002

Brown Tides

Beyond Pfiesteria: harmful algae in coastal waters. NCU-O-98-004 pp. 14-19

Brown Tide Bulletin. NJMSC-G-99-003

Novel phytoplankton blooms: causes and impacts of recurrent brown tides and other unusual blooms. NYSGI-W-88-002 (copyright protected—contact NSGL for loan copy)


A study of ciguatera fish poisoning in the Virgin Islands area. CRI-T-73-001

Brown tide: the final chapter. NYSGI-O-05-002 (pp. 6-7)

Ciguatera and the feeding habits of the greater amberjack, "Seriola dumerili", in the Hawaiian archipelago. HAWAU-W-83-003 pp. 237-264

Ciguatera fish poisoning: questions and answers. PRU-G-86-002

Ciguatera in the northeastern Caribbean. PRU-G-92-005

Ciguatera research in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands: laboratory and field studies on ciguatoxigenic dinoflagellates in the Hawaiian archipelago. HAWAU-W-83-002 pp. 144-156

Ecology, genetic variability and physiology of the ciguatera-causing dinoflagellate "Gambierdiscus toxicus" Adachi and Fukuyo (dissertation abstract). FLSGP-X-87-001

Evaluating the risk of ciguatera fish poisoning from reef fish in Hawai'i: development of ELISA applications for the detection of ciguatoxin HAWAU-Y-08-007

Ciguatera seafood poisoning: a circumtropical fisheries problem. MDU-W-82-002 pp. 1-8

Proceedings of the third international conference: Ciguatera. PRU-W-90-001

Production, identification, and characterization of multiple toxins responsible for ciguatera in the Caribbean and tropical Atlantic. ILIN-O-91-001

Radioimmunoassay results of ciguatera analysis of fishers in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 1980-81. HAWAU-W-83-003 pp. 226-236

Recreational seafood safety. FLSGP-H-91-003

Seasonal abundance of "Gambierdiscus toxicus" and "Ostreopsis" sp. in coastal waters of southwest Puerto Rico. PRU-R-85-006

Killer Algae/Pfiesteria

A study of the basic biology of California's Caulerpa taxifolia. CASG-G-07-014

Can we stop "killer algae" from invading Florida? FLSGP-G-04-003

Killer dinoflagellate fact sheet. NCU-G-94-001

Research on toxic algae: pfiesteria-like organisms. NCU-T-98-001

Solving the mystery of Pfiesteria. NCU-O-97-003 pp. 4-9

Invasive Seaweed

All washed up: Lake Michigan's algae challenge (Cladophora). WISCU-V-09-001

Grateloupia turuturu: a red seaweed invading Long Island Sound. CONN-G-06-004

Nuisance algae on Lake Michigan shores WISCU-G-14-009