Harmful algae

This journal provides a forum to promote knowledge of harmful microalgae and macroalgae, including cyanobacteria, as well as monitoring, management and control of these organisms. Both original research and review papers will be considered. Papers dealing with the following aspects of harmful microalgae. A harmful algal bloom (HAB) are organisms that can severely lower oxygen levels in natural waters, killing marine life.

Some HABs are associated with algae -produced toxins.

Blooms can last from a few days to many months. After the bloom dies, the microbes which decompose the dead algae use up even more of the . Shellfish and in some cases finfish are often not visibly affected by the algae , but accumulate the toxins in their organs. The toxins may subsequently be transmitted to humans and through consumption of . Its purpose is to disseminate information on harmful algal.

Most phytoplankton are benign, forming the base of the food web. However, about of these algae are capable of causing harm . The human illnesses caused by HABs, though rare, can be debilitating or .

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are the rapid growth of algae that can cause harm to animals, people, or the local ecology. HABs can produce toxins that have caused a variety of illnesses in people and animals. Impacts include human illness and mortality following consumption of or indirect exposure to HAB toxins, substantial economic . Certain types of algae can grow quickly and form blooms, which can cover all or portions of a lake. Even large blooms are not necessarily harmful. However some species of algae can produce toxins that can be harmful to people and animals.

Blooms of algal species that can produce toxins are referred to as harmful algal. Harmful algae and its environmental effects are becoming better understood by scientists, and this meeting will hopefully serve as a means to usher in new ideas and ways of researching and treating harmful . Known as red tides, blue-green algae or cyanobacteria, harmful algal blooms have severe impacts on human health, aquatic ecosystems and the economy. Keep people and pets away from water that is . The excessive algal growth, or algal bloom, becomes visible to the naked eye and . Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) are increasingly a global concern.

The toxins produced by some species of cyanobacteria (called cyanotoxins) cause acute and chronic illnesses in . Algal blooms can be toxic. Information about harmful algal blooms including blue green algae. A HAB can harm people, animals, or the local ecosystem.