Brown Tide Bioassay: Growth of Aureococcus Anophagefferens Hargraves Et Sieburth in Various Known Toxicants

  • Richard L. Steele
  • Lorraine C. Wright
  • Gregory A. Tracey
  • Glen B. Thursby
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Part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 35)


Blooms of algae in near coastal and coastal waters are common. Generally bloom organisms are small green algae, i.e. Nannochloris sp., Chlorella sp., etc. (Lackey, 1963; Ryther, 1954), but other organisms also occur. Red tide dinoflagellates (Anderson, 1982) and chrysophytes, such as Chrysochromulina (Wallentinus, 1988) also bloom. C. polylepis recently bloomed massively (May 1988) in the Skagerrak-Kattegat area off Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. This bloom caused mass kills of fish, invertebrates and macro algae very similar to ecological damage produced by blooms of Aureococcus.


Environmental Protection Agency Copper Toxicity Triethylene Glycol Brown Tide Rhode Island 02882 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Steele
    • 1
  • Lorraine C. Wright
    • 1
  • Gregory A. Tracey
    • 2
  • Glen B. Thursby
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental Research LaboratoryEnvironmental Protection AgencyNarragansettUSA
  2. 2.Science Applications International Corporation c/o ERLN-EPANarragansettUSA

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