Red Tide - Advanced Collection
Compiled for professionals and advanced learners, this red tide collection includes resources such as journal articles, academic reviews, and surveys.
Karenia Brevis causes a Florida red tide bloom. The inset image shows Karenia Brevis under a microscope. Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Instititute/NOAA and NOAA/CHBR. This photo was obtained from a NASA web site.
- High affinity binding of red tide neurotoxins to marine mammal brain. This scholarly paper from Aquatic Toxicology documents a study of the binding of dinoflagellate-produced red tide neurotoxins to mammalian brains. The researchers studied the brain tissue of manatees, sea lions, and whales found off the west Florida coast infected with Gymnodinium breve, a Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) causing dinoflagellate. (more info)
- Literature Review of Florida Red Tide: Implications for Human Health Effects. This 25-page Mote Marine Laboratory pdf reviews the literature on the known and possible human health effects of exposure to the Florida red tides and their toxins. The review includes discussion of the red tide organisms and their toxins, as well as the effects of these toxins on both wild and laboratory animals as they relate to possible human health effects and exposures. (more info)
- Research with Red Tide Toxin Yields Potential Therapies for Cystic Fibrosis
. This National Institutes of Health News article documents a study being done to use two compounds associated with Florida red tide to treat mucus build-up related to cystic fibrosis. Researchers began looking at the toxins associated with red tide to create "anti-toxins," which led them to question the anti-toxin's usefulness in fighting cystic fibrosis.
- The Red Tide Toxin, Brevetoxin, Induces Embryo Toxicity and Developmental Abnormalities. This Environmental Health Perspectives journal article documents a study on the relationship between brevetoxin, a toxin produced by red tide-related dinoflagellates, and abnormalities in fish embryos. The article features color photographs, charts, and tables. (more info)
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