Navigation Links
Researchers issue outlook for a significant New England 'red tide' in 2010
Date:2/24/2010

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 fundyense. This organism swims in the water, and divides again and again to form a "bloom" or red tide, but it also produces dormant cells or cysts that fall to the ocean bottom at the end of these blooms.

A cyst survey conducted in late 2009 shows the highest amount of cysts the team has ever measured, more than 60 percent higher than what was observed prior to the historic red tide of 2005. The cyst bed also appears to have expanded to the south, and thus the 2010 bloom may affect areas such as Massachusetts Bay and Georges Bank sooner than has been the case in past years.

This year's bloom could be similar to the major red tides of 2005 and 2008, according to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) biologist Don Anderson, principal investigator of the GOMTOX study. The 2005 bloom shut down shellfish beds from Maine to Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) for several months and caused an estimated $20 million in losses to the Massachusetts shellfish industry alone. The 2008 outbreak was similar in scale.

Although the algae in the water pose no direct threat to human beings, the toxins they produce can accumulate in filter-feeding organisms such as mussels and clams which can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans who consume them.

In order to protect public health, shellfish beds are closed when toxicities rise above a quarantine leveloften during the peak harvesting season. Due to effective monitoring by state agencies, there have been no illnesses from legally harvested shellfish in recent yearsdespite some severe b
'/>"/>

Contact: WHOI Media Relations
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Researchers identify proteins involved in new neurodegenerative syndrome
2. Texas researchers and educators head for Antarctica
3. MGH researchers describe new way to identify, evolve novel enzymes
4. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
5. U of MN researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
6. U of Minnesota researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
7. Researchers discover new strategies for antibiotic resistance
8. Researchers find new taste in fruit flies: carbonated water
9. Binghamton University researchers investigate evolving malaria resistance
10. UIC researchers find promising new targets for antibiotics
11. Researchers develop simple method to create natural drug products
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)... NEW YORK , Dec. 23, 2014  Since its ... has helped thousands of people to eliminate the pain ... replacing the antiquated system with their own biometrics fused ... to remember usernames and passwords, Hoyos Labs , ... identity, announced today that it is offering the app ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... SHELTON, Conn. , Dec. 22, 2014  NXT-ID, ... or the "Company"), a biometric authentication company focused on ... famous pickpocket, entertainer and security consultant, Apollo Robbins ... Wocket™ biometric smart wallet.  Apollo ... 6th and 7 th , 2015, demonstrating some of ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014 Research and Markets ... the addition of the "The Global ... their offering. ... an overview of the global digital media ... control and monitor piracy by securely and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):1U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 21U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 3NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 2NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 3NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 4The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets 2
... Atlantis rockets into space later this week, it will ... study how their genetic responses and their ability to ... part of the STS-115 space shuttle mission scheduled for ... Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans -- that ...
... Virginia Health System have shown for the first time ... muscle cells can reverse myotonic dystrophy, the most common ... 40,000 people in the United States have myotonic muscular ... wasting of the muscles, irregular heartbeat, cataracts and insulin ...
... the Rubeho Mountains in Tanzania revealed over 160 ... eleven endemic species--according to an article published in ... findings elevate the importance of protecting this biologically-rich ... range from destructive activities underway such as clear-cutting ...
Cached Biology News:Microscopic passengers to hitch ride on space shuttle 2Microscopic passengers to hitch ride on space shuttle 3Toxic molecule may cause most common type of muscular dystrophy 2First surveys of Tanzanian mountains reveal 160+ animal species, including new & endemic 2
(Date:12/25/2014)... The report “Service Quality Management ... Product Type & Provider Type - Global ... and segments the market with an in-depth ... Browse 152 market data tables, 19 figures ... on “Service Quality Management (SQM) and Telco ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... SILVER SPRING, Md. , Dec. 24, 2014 ... ) announced today that Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: ... application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... II implantable drug infusion system (including a ... Remodulin ® (treprostinil) Injection delivered intravenously to ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... NEW YORK , Dec. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... company advancing patient care in critical areas, announced the ... of common stock, and warrants to purchase up to ... offering price of $4.00 per share and $.01 per ... of $5.00, are exercisable immediately, and expire 5 years ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... gynecologic disease, announced today that the Company closed ... Oracle Investment Management, Jack W. Schuler , ... proceeds were $10.5 million, before offering expenses.  The ... general corporate purposes. Under the terms ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 2PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 3Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 2Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 3
... PRA, a leading Clinical Research Organization, continues our expansion ... of an office in Singapore. The office will serve ... strengthening the quality and timeliness of our deliverables to ... the heart of the city-state, will provide monitoring, project ...
... PARK, Calif., Feb. 23, 2012 Telome Health, Inc.™, ... telomere biology in human health, has announced that co-founder and ... Year by Silicon Valley Business Journal. ... award, especially coming from the heart of innovation, Silicon Valley, ...
... Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) ... (CGS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to administer ... part of establishing and maintaining high quality standards for ... honored to be selected and we look forward to ...
Cached Biology Technology:PRA Opens Office in Singapore 2Telome Health Co-founder and Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn Awarded Innovator of the Year 2KGI Selected to Administer PSM Affiliation Process 2
...
... The ideal modular cleanroom for biological ... that require cleanliness (to Class 10/ISO ... precision-joined to create ultra-smooth surfaces that ... disinfect. One-inch radius corners simplify cleaning. ...
This free-standing work station safely ventilates fumes upwards, away from the work surface. Optional Exhaust Purification System features bonded charcoal filters that remove organic chemical vapors ...
... Analysis Note: Protein determined by ... 3.2 M (NH 4 ) ... 7.0 Preparation Note: Affinity purified ... suspension • Additives: MgCl 2 ...
Biology Products: