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‘Unprecedented’ Toxin Spread That Delayed Crab Season Shines Light on Mysterious Algae

November 11, 2015 by Graelyn Brashear

Marine ecologists have long been alarmed at the potentially dangerous summertime growth of the single-celled algae Pseudo-nitzschia -- but there are still significant blind spots in our knowledge and research funding has been scarce.


Satellites to the rescue for Clear Lake algae problems?

March 19, 2013 by Dan Rademacher

Clear Lake algae problems persist, but a new effort aims to use satellite imagery to track pollution and find solutions.


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July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature


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Otters and Algae and Sharks! Oh No!

October 11, 2010 by R. Adam Chasey

It's safe to say that most Californians harbor a soft spot for sea otters. So two bleak reports this past month concerning the fate of the southern sea otter were met with much dismay. One group of scientists documented a fresh-water toxin that's killing otters downstream, while another found a marked increase in otters killed by sharks.

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New Efforts to Track and Predict Harmful Marine Algae

October 01, 2010 by Aleta George

Nearly every year for a decade, scientists have detected harmful algae blooms in Monterey Bay. These threaten birds and marine mammals alike, and now researchers have funding to develop new methods of predicting the outbreaks.

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