Algal toxins found in Alaska marine mammals for first time | The Alaska Journal of Commerce
“Algae toxins are creeping north, scientists say, and marine mammals could potentially pay the price.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a study Feb. 11 that used samples from more than 900 different marine mammals between 2004-2013 to test for toxic presence.
The samples came from all over Alaska, from the Beaufort Sea to Ketchikan. Domoic acid and saxitoxin — two neurotoxins found in algae blooms — were found in a majority of the tested species.”