Climate Change

Presentation: Climate Change and the Effects on Native Lands Move the video position slider to 52:30, you can catch Chris Whitehead (Sitka) talk about his vision for the Southeast Alaska Tribal Toxin partnership.


Explore and learn more about Pseduonitzschia from this Pseduo-nitzschia Fact Sheet provided by NOAA and NCCOS Volunteer Phytoplankton Monitoring Network.

Toxin Cycle

Learn about the Toxin Cycle and the role shellfish play in this biological process from this infographic: Toxin Cycle provided by SEATOR.

Safe Shellfish Video

It’s easy to get confused about where and how to test your shellfish for possible toxins, so we made a video with our partners at Artchange Inc. to help! This film walks you through how toxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning get into your food, how to properly take care of shellfish you’d like to get … Read more

Toxic Bloom Olga Strait

“In June, the straits, bays and islands of Puget Sound experienced some of the most extensive harmful algal blooms (HABs) in recent memory, including at least five potential toxin producers. Blooms of Heterosigma akashiwo, which causes massive fish kills, were widespread and threatened the salmon net pen mariculture industry.Enhanced HAB monitoring in the area led … Read more

Helping Alaska Tribe Launch a Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring Program

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is the research office for NOAA and National Ocean Service … The NCCOS Event Response Program is funding a project to assist the Sitka Tribe of Alaska and other communities in southeast Alaska establish a harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring program for recreational and subsistence shellfisheries. In … Read more