Location: Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit
Title: ARS Research on Harmful Algal Blooms in Se Usa Aquaculture Impoundments Author
Submitted to: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: September 30, 2005
Publication Date: October 1, 2007
Citation: Zimba, P.V. 2007. ARS Research on Harmful Algal Blooms in SE USA Aquaculture Impoundments. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 619:577-579. Interpretive Summary: As part of an EPA sponsored state of knowledge symposium on toxic cyanobacteria, six workgroups were established to assess published literature. The exposure assessment workgroup chapter includes a review of monitoring approaches, recommendations on development of commercially available standards, protocols for sampling and toxicity assessment, as well as worldwide toxin impacts. Specialized invited presentations included an overview of ARS sponsored algal research.
Technical Abstract: As part of an EPA sponsored state of knowledge symposium on toxic cyanobacteria, six workgroups were established to assess published literature. A review of ARS research on harmful algal blooms was made by the incumbent. Aquaculture systems have had four types of freshwater toxic algal blooms. Detection methods have been developed for HAB identification. Remote sensing using the cyanobacterial specific phycobilin proteins appears to be a useful rapid diagnostic procedure.