Ocean Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms

Ocean Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms

Four long-term sites on the Kodiak road system have been established for continuous monitoring of harmful algal bloom species. Of particular concern is the presence of Alexandrium, a genus of phytoplankton that can produce saxitoxin, the toxin responsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). KANA Environmental Coordinator Stephanie Mason explains why…

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