Eugene H. Buck, Claudia Copeland, Jeffrey A. Zinn, Donna U.
Vogt, National Council for Science and the Environment
This online report provides nonpartisan research findings about Pfiesteria and related harmful blooms to members of the House and Senate. The report describes the history and identification of the dinoflagellate Pfiesteria, associated water quality conditions, its role in fish lesions and fish kills, research on the human health effects of Pfiesteria toxins, and state and federal responses to Pfiesteria outbreaks.
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14) Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:Microbiology, Microbiology and Health, Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology