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Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

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Tayler Drew

on 12 October 2012

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Transcript of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning Tayler Drew
Miranda Barreras Species Ecological Effect Economic
Effets Cause Treatment Species Affected Prevention Dinoflagellates:
Gambierdiscus toxicus When it affects species of fish, it can start to kill them off, which is a problem!!! Fisherman cannot tell if they are infected so they could be selling dangerous fish to public, which will hurt their sales!!! Barracuda, black grouper, blackfin snapper, cubera snapper, dog snapper, greater amberjack, hogfish, horse-eye jack, king mackerel, and yellowfin grouper have been known to carry ciguatoxins When the species that carry it, obtain it, they can start affecting anything that eats them, and its impossible to spot it. There is none!!! You can buy things to help the symptoms, but it will not be stopped by any known drug. More study of known infected fish, and avoiding the species that carry it!!!
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