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Webinar: Tourism and Recreation in a Changing Climate: Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 12:00

Tuesday, August 13, 2019. 12:00PM. Webinar: Tourism and Recreation in a Changing Climate: Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment. Victoria Keener, East-West Center. Sponsored by US Global Change Research Program and NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar. More information here

 

Algal blooms are not uncommon in the oceans around Alaska, but only rarely are they harmful to people. Along the shores of the Gulf of Alaska, harmful algal blooms are a known hazard. However, in western Alaska, the oceans have historically experienced fewer impacts from the kinds of algae that produce paralytic shellfish and domoic acid poisoning. This presentation will provide an overview of algal toxins and their impacts and a review of the recent changes in ocean climate that now make this a potential hazard for the coasts of western Alaska.

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