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Oceans and Human Health: Harmful Algal Blooms and Acute Health Symptoms Among Surfers and Lifeguards

  title={Oceans and Human Health: Harmful Algal Blooms and Acute Health Symptoms Among Surfers and Lifeguards},
  author={Chris O'Halloran},
Oceans and human health is an emerging interdisciplinary field. The oceans modulate our climate and provide food resources, recreational opportunities, and esthetic enjoyment. Marine ecosystems are under threat due to population growth, anthropogenic pollutants, tourist activities, aquaculture production, and global shipping transportation. Additionally, harmful algal blooms (HABs), although naturally occurring, have increased dramatically worldwide. Microbial and chemical contamination of… Expand


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