Toxic Algae Bloom on West Coast May be Largest Ever

Nature World: A toxic algae bloom is spreading along the West Coast, and it may be the largest one scientists have ever seen. Federal biologists onboard a NOAA research vessel have begun a survey of the bloom - which stretches from Central California to British Columbia, and possibly as far north as Alaska - to figure out its extent and severity. Of particular concern is the fact that the bloom contains a single-celled algae called Pseudo-nitzschia, which produces dangerous levels of domoic acid, a powerful......

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