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Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (Gambierdiscus)

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Shylaya Evans

on 31 October 2013

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Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (Gambierdiscus)
What are the observed ecological , economic , and social impacts?
Pollution in areas where there are large amounts of CFP cases suffer economically because of lost of productivity and medical expenses.
What are possible causes ?
Animal diseases are suspected to cause behavior modification that may lead to disease in fish.
What can be done to reduce or mange this type of HAB?
What can scientists do with the info they may have learned regarding this harmful algal blooms ?

What type of organisms are responsible ?
Gambierdiscus Toxins
Found in large reef fish such as ,
Barracudas , Black groupers , Blackfin snappers , Horse eye jacks.
What species are affected ?
These toxins are harmless to fish but poisonous to other animals and humans who consumes them.
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