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Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Pacific Northwest (ECOHAB-PNW)

Denis Costello, ARMADA Master Teacher

Print Resources
  • Castro, P and Huber, M.E. 2005. Marine Science. Boston (MA): McGraw Hill. 460 p.
    Covers the basics of marine biology and takes a global, non-regional perspective, emphasizing that the world's oceans and seas are an integrated system that cannot be understood by looking in any one person's own backyard.
  • Garrison, T. 2002. Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science. Stamford (CT): Brooks Cole. 592 p.
    This introduction to oceanography text uses an interdisciplinary approach, emphasizing the discipline's connection with astronomy, physics, chemistry, meteorology, geology, biology, ecology, history, and economics.
  • Maucher, J.M. and Ramsdell, J.S. Domoic Acid Transfer to Milk: Evaluation of Potential Route of Neonatal Exposure. Environmental Health Perspectives 113 (4): 461-464.
    Can HABs affect humans? During diatom blooms, DA can contaminate filter-feeding organisms, such as shellfish, and can be transferred by ingestion to higher trophic levels. Several intoxication events involving both humans and various marine mammals have been attributed to DA. Affected organisms show neurological symptoms such as seizures, ataxia, headweaving, and stereotypic scratching, as well as prolonged deficits in memory and learning.
  • Okaichi, T. 2004. Red Tides (Ocean Sciences Research). Berlin. Springer. 432 p.
    This book discusses the red tide phenomena throughout the world, which includes biological research results on taxonomy of cyst and vegetative cells of red tide organisms and ecological and physiological studies using ecological modeling.
Web Resources Audio/Visual Resources
  • The Blue Planet-Seas of Life Collector's Set (parts 1-4). Video. BBC Home Video. 2002.
    A comprehensive four-part series that investigates communities in the world ocean. Excellent video footage with narration by David Attenborough. Video clips can be used to lead discussions on symbiotic factors.
  • The Living Sea. Video. Image Entertainment. 1995
    A survey of the world's oceans, emphasizing the fact that it's a single interconnected ocean, and the dependence of all life in the ocean. Excellent videography of physical factors such as tides and waves, which affects the world ocean.