Red Tides

Communications Directorate, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

This comprehensive website answers questions such as: what is red tide, where are they found, why do they occur, how do they affect marine organisms, how do they affect humans, how are shellfish tested for the toxin, and what is being done to remediate the red tide problem. The site features color pictures and black and white maps.

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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 Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeywords: Harmful algal bloom, HAB, Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning, PSP, Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning, DSP, Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning, ASP