Apr 28, 2016

Climatic regulation of the neurotoxin domoic acid

by
S. Morgaine McKibben, William Peterson, A. Michelle Wood, Vera L. Trainer, Matthew Hunter, Angelicque E. White
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Investigates regulation of domoic acid, a potent marine phycotoxin, at the climate scale
  • Finds an association between domoic acid in shellfish and climate-scale warm ocean conditions, a unique, large-scale perspective relative to previous work
  • Shows evidence of climatic regulation of domoic acid in shellfish over the past 20 y in the Northern California Current regime
  • Presents an applied domoic acid risk assessment model for the US West Coast based on combined climatic and local variables