Algal toxins found in Alaska marine mammals for first time | The Alaska Journal of Commerce

http://www.alaskajournal.com/2016-02-17/algal-toxins-found-alaska-marine-mammals-first-time#.VsWcFPmnzqB

“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.”

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Londoner. RHS trained Horticulturist. Vegan. BSc (Hons) Zoology and Film.

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