Useful Links on Toxic Blooms
There is now a huge scientific literature on Harmful Algal Blooms, ranging from studies of their distributions and basic ecology, to the genetics and physiology related to toxin production. Much of this information can be difficult for non-scientists to access. Below are some reviews and basic ‘primers’ on these species, and the threats they pose to animal and human health.
Primers and Visual Guides to Freshwater, Bloom-Forming Cyanobacteria
- Field and laboratory guide to freshwater cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms for Native American and Alaska Native communities (from the USGS)
Understanding harmful algal blooms, their occurrences across the state, and their health and economic risks (California-centric, but pertain to other locales):
Human and Animal Health Effects Related to HABs
Information on HAB risks to human and animal health: