Harmful Algal Blooms

Robert R. Stewart, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University

This online textbook contains detailed information about harmful algal blooms (HABs). Topics include HAB related health hazards, general information about HABs, and taxonomic information regarding different harmful algae. The site also features links to specific aforementioned topic-related sites and maps of observed blooms in Europe and North America, Florida datasets, and historical/real-time data produced by NOAA. It also contains color photographs related to HABs.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Surface Waters, Coastal and Estuarine
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biosphere:Microbiology, Microbiology and Health, Ecology:Habitats:MarineKeywords: diatom, phytoplankton, red tide, dinoflagellate,amnesic shellfish poisoning, ciquatera fish poisoning, diarrhetic shellfish poisoning, neurotoxic shellfish poisoning, paralytic shellfish poisoning, pfeisteria, fish kill