In Full Bloom

The Bridge, Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services; Virginia Institute of Marine Science; College of William and Mary

This website offers a brief overview of Red Tide and the toxic algae responsible for it. Several words and phrases within the summary are hyperlinked to more detailed explanations on remote sites. A data activity in which students in grades 9-12 can analyze graphs with real data from 1997-2000 is included at the bottom of the site. This activity conforms to national science correlation standards for grades 9-12 (as indicated on the website).

Subject: Biology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications, Activities:Lab Activity, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Coastal and Estuarine
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology, Microbiology and Health
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeywords: harmful algal bloom, HAB, phytoplankton, diatom, dinoflagellate, cyanobacteria, Karenia brevis, Gymnodinium breve, fish kill, shellfish poisoning