This area contains resources to be used as references and background material for the workshop. Suggested resources from any of the participants in the prep session are welcome.

Web Links Recommended by the USC Sea Grant Office
A directory with links to pages that define Algal Blooms, identify species, illustrates effects on the food chain and impact on humans. Links include text, pictures, maps and graphics. Two pages contain extensive links to other resources and articles on the subject.The Harmful Algae Page is supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) / National Oceanographic and Atmospheric   Administration (NOAA) grant to the National Office for Marine Biotoxins and Harmful Algal Blooms at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Dr. Don Anderson, Director.
The home page of  START. Solutions To Avoid Red Tide, Inc. Site provides detailed information on Red Tides, research projects, and news. Last updated in October 1997
Algal Blooms Detection, Monitoring, and Prediction Matadatabase. Contains searchable database of EO(Earth Observation) laboratory and field datasets related to algal bloom events.
A page from the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commissions newsletter; a review of a symposium on management and migration of HABs. May 1999
Outlines a plan by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission's executive council for Co-ordinated Scientific Research and Co-operation to Develop International Capabilities for Assessment, Prediction and Mitigation and introduces GEOHAB: Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms.
The home page of  ECOHAB (ECology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms). Designed to increase an understanding of the processes underlying the impacts and population dynamics and trophic impacts of harmful algal species.
A page from the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) newsletter on the development of an international science programme on the global ecology and oceanography of harmful algal blooms.
A page from the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission newsletter entitled Harmful Algal Blooms - A Short Introduction.
A page of the Environmental Protection Agency's, Office of Water on pfiesteria piscicida and HAB's. Includes reports, plans and research being conducted, Congressional testimony, journal articles, and links.
A page on newsworthy HAB events in the United States and the around the world. Includes links to general HAB news items, Pfiesteria, Gymondinium breve, and Red Tide's. Sources range from magazines and web sites, and press new articles, to audio visual stories from the U.S. and Europe.
The home page of Alg@line, monitoring the fluctuations in the Baltic Sea ecosystem in real-time. The Alg@line Database provides on-line information based on the unattended recordings on  ships available without delay. Information is available in Finnish, Swedish, Estonian and English.
A page of the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. A listing of Marine Toxic Bloom Events in the Gulf of Mexico by state.
A page from the Texas Parks and Wildlife site on Texas Harmful Algal Bloom Strategy (TexHABS).

A page on Human Illness Associated with Harmful Algae. Listed are several specific illnesses, and background information, including causative organisms.
A page of the U.S. Geological Survey on Toxic Red Tide Populations in the Western Gulf of Maine. Includes project components, reports, and related links.
Outlines the goals and objectives for a National Plan on Harmful Algae and Marine Biotoxins. Includes a brief overview of factors that have led to the plan's necessity and development
The Northwest Fisheries Science Center's (NWFSC)Marine Biotoxin Program provides information and services to the public, state agencies, tribes, university, and others in the Eastern Pacific region.  This site also includes related links to other West Coast HAB news.


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