Harmful Algal Blooms: What They Mean to Alaskans and How We Can Adapt

Harmful Algal Blooms: What They Mean to Alaskans and How We Can Adapt

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Conditions in Alaska that trigger harmful algal blooms are occurring more frequently, and raising the risk of human illness from PSP-infected shellfish. A warming global climate increases ocean temperatures, changes the speed and trajectories of ocean currents, changes water chemistry, and increases salinity and temperature stability, all of which promote algal blooms. Alaskans should avoid eating clams and mussels from Alaska waters that are not commercially grown or harvested.

For more information, please visit the Adapting to Climate Change in Coastal Alaska website.

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