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Latest Maine Toxicity Stories

2010-02-24 14:40:51

Seed population portends a large regional bloom; impacts will depend on ocean conditions and weather Today, scientists from the NOAA-funded Gulf of Maine Toxicity (GOMTOX) project issued an outlook for a significant regional bloom of a toxic alga that can cause 'red tides' in the spring and summer of this year, potentially threatening the New England shellfish industry. An abundant seed population in bottom sediments has set the stage for a significant bloom of the toxic alga Alexandrium...