This talk provides an overview of a research project on the algae Alexandrium tamarense, a causative species of paralytic shellfish toxin, including the distribution of the algae in the sediment of Hiroshima Bay and the physical reasons for the algae's existence, as well as the continuous efforts to measure the presence of the algae in the Bay.

Masayuki Nagao is a Visiting Researcher at UVic's School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, and a Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Japan.

This Lunch and Learn lecture was presented by CAPI at the University of Victoria on March 3, 2010.

capi.uvic.ca

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