Saxitoxin in western and northern Alaskan food webs + estimated doses to walruses and bowheads during warm ocean conditions of 2019

Saxitoxin in western and northern Alaskan food webs + estimated doses to walruses and bowheads during warm ocean conditions of 2019

Collaboration of the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Alaska Sea Grant—Gay Sheffield

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During the unusually warm ocean conditions of 2019, scientists studied toxic algae in the Arctic food web, focusing on clams, krill/zooplankton, walruses and bowhead whales.

Highlights from the study include:


The bulletin comes from a collaboration of the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Alaska Sea Grant.

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