Harmful Algae and Toxins in Paranaguá Bay , Brazil : Bases for Monitoring

  title={Harmful Algae and Toxins in Paranagu{\'a} Bay , Brazil : Bases for Monitoring},
  author={Luiz Laureno Mafra Junior and Luciano Fel{\'i}cio Fernandes and Lu{\'i}s Ant{\^o}nio de Oliveira Proença},
The estuarine complex of Paranaguá – ECP (South Brazil, 25o30’S, 48o30’W) is a large subtropical system, where pristine mangrove forests are still present, and fishery and aquaculture are important economic activities. This work investigated the occurrence of harmful algae in Paranaguá Bay, as well as the presence of toxins in the filter feeding mussel Mytella guyanensis, a local fishery resource. Samples along the Paranaguá sub-system were collected almost monthly from August 2002 to October… CONTINUE READING


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