News tagged with harmful algae

What causes algal blooms to become toxic?

The disastrous 2015-16 Dungeness crab season, delayed and shortened by an unprecedented bloom of toxic algae, is a bitter memory for the West Coast fishing industry. The culprit was domoic acid, a potent neurotoxin produced ...

dateAug 23, 2017 in Environment
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Scientists tackle toxin particle capture

As lakes and waterways are threatened by end-of-summer blue-green algae that produce cyanotoxins – compounds with potent toxicity to humans and pets – a new Cornell study shows how water chemistry controls the way toxic ...

dateSep 30, 2016 in Materials Science
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