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Project 2: Climate forcing of harmful algal blooms and toxicity exposure in the Northeast U.S.

Project Lead: Dr. Dennis McGillicuddy


Harmful Algae & Red Tides

WHOI Ocean Topics


WHOI's Harmful Algae Website

A comprehensive resource for information about harmful algal blooms.


New England Harmful Algal Bloom/Red Tide Information

Observations and commentary on the status of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) outbreaks in the northeast United States.

WHOI biologist Don Anderson (left) and oceanographer Dennis McGillicuddy review the results of a computer simulation of the 2008 season for Alexandrium fundyense—a toxic form of algae—in New England waters. A combination of abundant beds of algal seeds and excess winter precipitation in the Northeast U.S. have set the stage for a potentially big bloom. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)