Navigation Links
New research to improve management of harmful algal blooms in Puget Sound
Date:8/3/2010

NOAA has awarded $543,336 for two competitive grants to better understand and manage outbreaks of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) that threaten public health and fisheries in Puget Sound. The grants cover the first year of multi-year projects, anticipated to cost almost $1.5 million over the next three years.

NEW FORECAST TO ALERT AREA OFFICIALS TO TOXIC ALGA

The goal of one project is to develop a forecasting ability to identify which areas of Puget Sound are at risk of experiencing blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella, which produces potent neurotoxins that accumulate in shellfish. Paralytic shellfish poisoning, a potentially fatal illness contracted by humans when they consume shellfish contaminated by the toxins, frequently forces harvesting closures of productive shellfisheries in Puget Sound.

Similar to an annual hurricane season prediction, this forecast will provide seasonal predictions of the severity and location of toxic blooms allowing public health and fisheries managers to plan and implement mitigation measures. It is based on annual surveys of seed-like Alexandrium cysts in sediments. The cysts form in autumn and sink to the bottom; blooms start the next spring when the cysts hatch. Cyst maps will be combined with information about the environmental conditions leading to cyst hatching and cell growth and models of water movements in Puget Sound.

"This kind of advanced warning will allow us to make proactive decisions to protect public health and make better use of resources," said Frank Cox, biotoxin expert with the Washington State Department of Health. "If fisheries managers know that the coming year is going to be "bad" for toxic events, they can choose to harvest earlier in the year before the bloom season begins to minimize economic losses associated with shellfish closures."

MOBILE LAB TO INVESTIGATE KEY DRIVER IN FISH-KILLING ALGA

The goal of a second p
'/>"/>

Contact: Ben Sherman
ben.sherman@noaa.gov
301-713-3066
NOAA Headquarters
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Wistar Institute researcher receives New Innovator award from NIH
2. NC State researchers get to root of parasite genome
3. White Mountain Research Station to host climate change conference
4. Stevens awarded $1M for advanced biofuels research
5. Researchers find animal with ability to survive climate change
6. Researchers find an essential gene for forming ears of corn
7. Researchers note differences between people and animals on calorie restriction
8. Researcher working on destruction of chemical weapons
9. Researchers study acoustic communication in deep-sea fish
10. Researchers discover that growing up too fast may mean dying young in honey bees
11. The Rett Syndrome Research Trust launches operations
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)...   LaunchKey , the first decentralized mobile authentication ... of Things era, today announced the close of $3 ... led by Metamorphic Ventures with participation from ENIAC Ventures, ... others.  LaunchKey has raised $4 million to date, and ... and bring LaunchKey to market in 2015. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014 Research and ... the addition of the "Global Chemical Sensor ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... the increasing demand for medical sensors in biomedical ... data for quick and correct diagnosis during surgical ...
(Date:12/11/2014)...  That blood pressure plays a role in human health ... medical term for high blood pressure – was first described ... cuff that,s used in measuring blood pressure was invented in ... about hypertension, its triggers and its effects. In fact, recent ... the best ways to treat it. For example, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 3Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, Hoffmann La-Roche, Johnson & Johnson, NGK Spark Plugs and Robert Bosch 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 4
... Resveratrol, a compound in grapes, displays antioxidant and ... researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio ... beneficial health effects. Resveratrol stimulates the expression of ... store fat, the team found. Adiponectin has a wide ...
... The bacterium which causes acne (Propionibacterium acnes) will be the ... Peter Lambert of Aston University. As well as acne, this ... is often ignored at diagnosis. Why are we not more ... length of stomach upsets and boost the immune system: , ...
... study that relates global energy use to economic growth, ... finds strong correlations between these two measures both among ... the study,s authors to infer that energy use limits ... in energy supply will be required to meet the ...
Cached Biology News:Grape ingredient resveratrol increases beneficial fat hormone 2Probiotics, prebiotics and biofuel-producing bacteria 2Study finds energy limits global economic growth 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... Texas , Dec. 16, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. ... focused on gynecologic disease, today announced the next step ... a premier bio-analytics solutions provider with the naming of ... President and Chief Executive Officer, while current Chairman of ... continue to serve as Chairman. These changes are effective ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... FRANCISCO, Calif. , Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of a Phase 2 study evaluating the investigational ... treatment of patients with severe, chronic itch who ... standard of care, including topical steroids and antihistamines. ... percent change in Visual Analog Scale (VAS) itch ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... NEW YORK & PETACH TIKVAH, ... Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI ), a leading ... announced today that wholly-owned subsidiary Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Ltd. ... Israel,s Office of the Chief ... has been in receipt of grant support from the ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014  Origin Agritech Limited (NASDAQ GS: SEED) (" ... of crop seeds in China , today ... year 2014 ended September 30, 2014, before the market opens ... host a teleconference on January 8, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. ... to discuss the results. To participate in the call, please ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Vermillion Names Valerie Palmieri CEO; James LaFrance to continue as Chairman of Board 2Vermillion Names Valerie Palmieri CEO; James LaFrance to continue as Chairman of Board 3Vermillion Names Valerie Palmieri CEO; James LaFrance to continue as Chairman of Board 4Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 3Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 4BrainStorm Receives $1,100,000 for its 8th Annual Non-Dilutive Grant from Israel's Chief Scientist Office 2BrainStorm Receives $1,100,000 for its 8th Annual Non-Dilutive Grant from Israel's Chief Scientist Office 3Origin Agritech Limited to Announce Fiscal 2014 Annual Financial Results on January 8th, 2015 2Origin Agritech Limited to Announce Fiscal 2014 Annual Financial Results on January 8th, 2015 3
... Chairman of Audit committee, TUSTIN, Calif., Nov. 5 ... announced today Mr. Douglas MacLellan has been elected by,its ... Officer and Executive,Chairman effective immediately. Mr. Michael Boswell has ... former role as Chairman of AMDL,s,Audit committee and long-standing ...
... Peregrine,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPHM ) today ... & Renshaw 10th Annual Healthcare Conference on,Tuesday, November ... will be held at,the New York Palace Hotel ... about this conference, please visit:, http://www.rodmanandrenshaw.com/conferences?id=19 , ...
... Mich., Nov. 5 InfuSystem,Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... pumps and associated clinical services,today announced financial results ... ended September 30, 2008., Mr. Steve Watkins, ... a solid 14.5% increase in revenue for the ...
Cached Biology Technology:AMDL, Inc. Names Douglas MacLellan as Executive Chairman & CEO 2AMDL, Inc. Names Douglas MacLellan as Executive Chairman & CEO 3AMDL, Inc. Names Douglas MacLellan as Executive Chairman & CEO 4InfuSystem Holdings Reports 14.5% Revenue Increase and Approximately $3.6 Million of Adjusted EBITDA for the Third Quarter of 2008 2InfuSystem Holdings Reports 14.5% Revenue Increase and Approximately $3.6 Million of Adjusted EBITDA for the Third Quarter of 2008 3InfuSystem Holdings Reports 14.5% Revenue Increase and Approximately $3.6 Million of Adjusted EBITDA for the Third Quarter of 2008 4InfuSystem Holdings Reports 14.5% Revenue Increase and Approximately $3.6 Million of Adjusted EBITDA for the Third Quarter of 2008 5InfuSystem Holdings Reports 14.5% Revenue Increase and Approximately $3.6 Million of Adjusted EBITDA for the Third Quarter of 2008 6InfuSystem Holdings Reports 14.5% Revenue Increase and Approximately $3.6 Million of Adjusted EBITDA for the Third Quarter of 2008 7InfuSystem Holdings Reports 14.5% Revenue Increase and Approximately $3.6 Million of Adjusted EBITDA for the Third Quarter of 2008 8InfuSystem Holdings Reports 14.5% Revenue Increase and Approximately $3.6 Million of Adjusted EBITDA for the Third Quarter of 2008 9InfuSystem Holdings Reports 14.5% Revenue Increase and Approximately $3.6 Million of Adjusted EBITDA for the Third Quarter of 2008 10InfuSystem Holdings Reports 14.5% Revenue Increase and Approximately $3.6 Million of Adjusted EBITDA for the Third Quarter of 2008 11
Collected from sexually mature, mixed sex, mixed breed guinea pigs. Pricing: $120/unit for 1 - 10 units...
Active GST Protein...
Marmoset plasma and serum - various quantities available...
Porcine Serum Available Anticoagulants: N-02: Citrate N-04: Heparin (Na) N-06: K2EDTA N-08: Potassium Oxalate N-10: EDTA (Na) N-03: Alsevers N-05: ACD N-07: CPD N-09: K3EDTA N-11...
Biology Products: