Diversity of harmful algal blooms in coastal waters


Coastal waters of the northeastern U.S. are subject to rccurrcnt outbreaks of paralytic shclllish poisoning (PSP) caused by toxic dinoflagellates in the genus Alexandrium. PSP is not uniform across the large region, but instead reflects Alexandrium growth and toxin accumulation in five separate habitats or zones defined by circulation patterns and the… (More)


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