2019 Bering Strait Algal Toxin Report

On July 16th & 17th, 2019 a two day workshop was held in Nome, Alaska focused on Algal toxins in the Bering Strait Region.

This two-day workshop in Nome covered identification of algal species, monitoring techniques, impacts to the ecosystem, and current HABs research results for marine wildlife sampled from the region. The workshop also included presentations on changing environmental conditions in the Bering Strait region and the State’s role in public health responses to algal toxin poisoning.

The first day of the workshop was targeted for local entities and the public. The second day was designed to inform local healthcare professionals at the Norton Sound Regional Health Corporation hospital on the symptoms, response protocols, and reporting of algal toxin poisoning and botulism poisoning.

You can find the workshop report here.

Healthcare professionals attend training about symptoms and responses to botulism and Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Bering Strait Region. Photo by Beverly Bradley

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