This Rhode Island Sea Grant fact sheet provides information about red tide algal blooms in New England. It addresses where and when red tides occur, how to know if shellfish are safe to consume, and other important facts about red tide. The site features a black and white picture of the dinoflagellate responsible for red tide in New England and a regional map of where infected shell fish have been found. It also features links to other red tide related sites and a list of pertinent reading material.
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8) Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeywords: harmful algal bloom, HAB, paralytic shellfish poisoning, PSP, Alexandrium tamarense