An Unprecedented Coastwide Toxic Algal Bloom Linked to Anomalous Ocean Conditions

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McCabe, R. M., Hickey, B. M., Kudela, R. M., Lefebvre, K. A., Adams, N. G., Bill, B. D. 2016. An Unprecedented Coastwide Toxic Algal Bloom Linked to Anomalous Ocean Conditions. Geophysical Research Letters. American Geophysical Union.

Algae, Analysis, Climate change, Coastal, Ecosystem, Human health, Water quality, Climate, Algal blooms

This study analyzes the 2015 outbreak of domoic acid, which was the largest recorded outbreak of this neurotoxin, along the west coast of the U.S. The results of the analysis indicate that anomalously high temperatures of the nutrient-deprived ocean water initiated the toxic algal bloom.

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