Reply To: Seabirds dying from toxic algae – 05/09/2007

November 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm #1521

from rocky – 05/12/2007

LOS ANGELES — An algae bloom in Southern California coastal waters has produced record levels of a toxic acid, scientists reported Wednesday. The chemical has been blamed in the deaths of numerous marine mammals and seabirds in recent months.

Measurements from four coastal stations last month found the highest domoic acid concentrations at 27 micrograms per liter, said David Caron of the University of Southern California.

"I have never seen these kind of numbers before," Caron said.