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2014-02-07 12:57:29

FDA may need to reconsider what levels of domoic acid in shellfish and fish are safe A chemical that can accumulate in seafood and is known to cause brain damage is also toxic to the kidneys, but at much lower concentrations. The findings, which come from a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that officials may need to reconsider what levels of the toxin are safe for human consumption. The world's oceans contain algae...

Robotic Sensor Tracks Toxic Red Tide
2013-05-08 09:53:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The way scientists monitor and manage red tides or harmful algal blooms (HABs) in New England may be transformed by a new robotic sensor deployed in the Gulf of Maine coastal waters by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). WHOI launched the new instrument at the end of last month and expects to deploy a second system later this spring. The robotic sensor will add critical data to weekly real-time forecasts of the New England...

Growth Of Toxic Algae Caused By Nitrogen From Pollution And Natural Sources
2013-02-07 10:17:49

San Francisco State University Nitrogen in ocean waters fuels the growth of two tiny but toxic phytoplankton species that are harmful to marine life and human health, warns a new study published in the Journal of Phycology. Researchers from San Francisco State University found that nitrogen entering the ocean -- whether through natural processes or pollution -- boosts the growth and toxicity of a group of phytoplankton that can cause the human illness Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning....

2011-10-03 15:19:42

Harmful algal blooms that affect seafood on the rise in California With toxic algal blooms – which can increase the amount of harmful toxins in the shellfish that California residents consume – ramping up in frequency and severity locally, scientists at USC have developed a new algae monitoring method in hopes of one day being able to predict when and where toxic "red tides" will occur. "We have, what we fear, is a hotspot here for some types of toxic algal blooms," said...

2011-06-20 07:45:00

LANSING, Mich., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired the assets of the VeroMara seafood testing laboratory from its parent company, GlycoMar Ltd. Based in Oban, Scotland, VeroMara offers testing services to the shellfish and salmon aquaculture industries. VeroMara's services include testing for shellfish toxins, general foodborne pathogens, including E. coli, noroviruses, and salmon husbandry. VeroMara recorded revenues of...

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2010-02-19 13:40:00

Scientists discover clues into human diseases by studying dolphins in a changing ocean A panel of governmental, academic and non-profit scientists speaking today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) unveiled research suggesting that diseases found in dolphins are similar to human diseases and can provide clues into how human health might be affected by exposure to contaminated coastal water or seafood. "Dolphins and humans are both mammals,...

2009-07-14 15:03:56

Scientists at NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have successfully conducted the first remote detection of a harmful algal species and its toxin below the ocean's surface. The achievement was recently reported in the June issue of Oceanography.This achievement represents a significant milestone in NOAA's effort to monitor the type and toxicity of harmful algal blooms (HABs). HABs are considered to be increasing not only...

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2009-03-23 06:55:00

A dangerous nerve toxin emitted by algae off California's coast seems to be distressing creatures in the deep ocean. U.S. researchers believe this poisonous algae is a much larger danger that originally thought. According to a Reuters report, this algea, known as Pseudo-nitzschia, can create hazardous, large amounts of domoic acid. "It's a natural neurotoxin. It is produced by a diatom, which is a phytoplankton. As other animals eat this phytoplankton, like sardines or anchovies, this toxin...

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2009-01-11 13:50:00

Wildlife experts reported Friday that a toxic chemical produced by algae has been found in some sick California brown pelicans.  The birds have been found in record numbers along the West Coast in recent weeks. Preliminary laboratory results from the University of Southern California found that half of the blood samples obtained from ailing pelicans tested positive for domoic acid.  Meanwhile, five of 14 water samples taken from waters off the Southern California coast also...

2008-08-06 21:00:05

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERNDALE, Wash. - No one wants to be stuck with a large, uninvited visitor. Especially a sea lion that makes itself at home on a family sailboat - twice. Lynnea Flarry and her family were picnicking Sunday on Clark Island when her daughter-in-law spotted a sea lion aboard the family's 31-foot boat. The animal had apparently taken advantage of a ladder on the stern of the boat. Flarry's son and grandchildren took a dingy out to the boat to try to coax the animal...


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