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Harmful Algal Blooms

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Beschrijving
ECOHAB-GOM is a project that addresses several fundamental issues regarding Alexandrium blooms in the Gulf of Maine: 1) the source of the Alexandrium cells that appear in the fresh water plumes in the western Maine coastal current (WMCC); 2) Alexandrium cell distribution and dynamics in the eastern Maine coastal current (EMCC); and 3) linkages among blooms in the WMCC, the EMCC and on Georges Bank. Utilizing a combination of numerical modeling, hydrographic, chemical, and biological measurements, moored and drifting current measurements, and satellite imagery, we are working to characterize the structure, variability and autecology of the major Alexandrium habitats in the Gulf of Maine. meer

Harmful algal blooms, commonly called "red tides" or HABs, are a serious economic and public health problem throughout the world. In the U.S., the most serious HAB problem is paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), a potentially fatal neurological disorder caused by human ingestion of shellfish that accumulate toxins as they feed on dinoflagellates of the genus Alexandrium. These organisms cause human illness and death due to PSP, repeated shellfish harvest quarantines, and the mortality of fish and marine mammals. This phenomenon, which affects thousands of miles of U.S. coastline and numerous fisheries resources, has expanded dramatically in the last two decades, especially in the Gulf of Maine. ECOHAB-GOM is a project that addresses several fundamental issues regarding Alexandrium blooms in the Gulf of Maine:

  1. the source of the Alexandrium cells that appear in the fresh water plumes in the western Maine coastal current (WMCC);
  2. Alexandrium cell distribution and dynamics in the eastern Maine coastal current (EMCC); and
  3. linkages among blooms in the WMCC, the EMCC and on Georges Bank.
Utilizing a combination of numerical modeling, hydrographic, chemical, and biological measurements, moored and drifting current measurements, and satellite imagery, we are working to characterize the structure, variability and autecology of the major Alexandrium habitats in the Gulf of Maine.

Scope
Thema's:
Biologie > Plankton
Kernwoorden:
Marien

Bijdrage door
Rutgers University; Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences (IMCS), meer

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Gepubliceerd in:
OBIS-USA: US Ocean Biodiversity Informaton System, meer

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Dataset status: Afgelopen
Data type: Data
Data oorsprong: Onderzoek
Metadatarecord aangemaakt: 2012-12-04
Informatie laatst gewijzigd: 2012-12-04
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