Red Tide

Ray Whitley, Marian Zinck, Nova Scotia Museum

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This Nova Scotia museum informational web page represents the Red Tide section of an online collection about poisonous plants. The page reviews several microscopic marine algae that are notoriously poisonous to humans, featuring links to images and descriptions of each. The page also discusses a typical poisoning scenario and briefly reviews the pathology and toxicology of these toxins.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), General Public, Informal
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Ocean, Biosphere, :Microbiology and Health, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:MicrobiologyKeywords: Alexandrium, Dinophysis, Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries, Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning, Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning, Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning, domoic acid