Pfiesteria


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Pfiesteria

microalgae which produce water blooms which cause deaths in local fish. Only found in the presence of live fish, hence the term 'phantom dinoflagellate'. See also dinoflagellates.
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Pfiesteria hysteria, agriculture, and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay: The extension bridge over troubled waters.
While algal blooms are not common in North Carolina and reports of illness are rare, the NC Department of Health and Human Services does track them and fish kills and health concerns associated with the dinoflagellate Pfiesteria were widely publicized in the 80's and 90's.
Larval Crassostrea bivalve and Artemia brine shrimp bioassays to assess toxicity and micropredation by the heterotrophic dinoflagellates Cryptoperidiniopsis brodyi and Pfiesteria piscicida from Australian waters.
Schrader A, 2010, "Responding to Pfiesteria piscicida (the fish killer): phantomatic ontologies, indeterminacy and responsibility in toxic microbiology" Social Studies of Science 40 275-306
2001), "it is only with a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach that the environmental and public health significance of Pfiesteria will be fully understood.
The fish kills were associated with Pfiesteria piscicida, a toxic microorganism which caused skin lesions on fish and health problems for fisherman and scientists studying the problem.
Almeida, Note, Nonpoint Source Pollution and Chesapeake Bay Pfiesteria Blooms: The Chickens Come Home to Roost, 32 Ga.
His whole idea of chronic neurotoxin-mediated illness is the bright ray of hope that we've been looking for as the answer to many millions of people worldwide suffering from various illnesses including chronic Lyme, sick building syndrome, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel, Pfiesteria, ciguatera, chronic soft tissue injury, and several others.
Examples of large-scale and cumulative ecological effects include hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, pfiesteria in the Chesapeake Bay and the decimation of the Ganges River dolphins.
Hog waste spills have caused the rapid spread of Pfiesteria piscicida, which has killed a billion fish in North Carolina alone.
Pfiesteria piscicidia and other Pfiesteria-dinoflagellates behaviors, impacts, and environmental controls.