CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU SUSPECT SHELLFISH POISONING.

Impacts to Wildlife

Harmful algal blooms have the potential to harm fish and wildlife through toxin production or ecological disturbances such as oxygen depletion and blockage of sunlight resulting in:

  • Sub-lethal effects such as neurological changes, inability to forage for food, or mate
  • Increased mortality of fish, seabirds and marine mammals as toxic organisms are consumed and toxins move up the food web

How you can help

Please be on the lookout for:

If you are unsure who to contact to report these observations in your local region, contact Thomas Farrugia and he can relay the information to the appropriate people.

Current HAB Alert: High densities of Alexandrium cells were observed by the HAB cruise in the Bering Strait region at the beginning of September. A strong storm in Western Alaska washed up clams along the coast and harvesters are encouraged to stay alert and contact their local health care providers if they experience any of the signs of PSP after consuming shellfish.Learn more »
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