Algal Toxins; their Accumulation and Loss in commercially Important Shellfish, including larval Mortality and Appraisal of Normal sampling procedures.

Updated 2003-06-25

-Development of methods to enhance the rate of toxin depuration ( detoxification), especially in shellfish species of high economic value and prolonged retention e.g., King Scallops -Understanding the reaction products and metabolic transformations of toxins in shellfish tissues. -Determine the relationship between algal population dynamics ( including free cell and encysted stages ) to seasonal and spatial patterns of toxicity in shellfish populations. -Assess the effects of harmful algae on the various stages in the life history of shellfish ( Larvae, Spat, Adults ). -Investigate sampling frequencies and protocols ( live shellfish sampling ).

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2002 - 2004
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Maeve Kelly
Address
Scottish Association for Marine Science Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory Oban Argyll PA37 1QA
Phone
[+44] (0) 1631 559233
Fax
[+44] (0) 1631 559001
Email
ku.ca.lmd@ekm

Parameters and Media

Not specified

Geography

Regions studied
Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Greenland
Greenland Sea
Nordic Seas

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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