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UNESCO releases "Toxic and Harmful Microalgae of the World Ocean"

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UNESCO has published the first ever global compendium on major harmful algal bloom (HAB), microorganisms that deplete fish stocks, destroy fish farms and bring disease and death both to humans and to large sea animals.

This conmpendium includes 523 pages and has been devoleped by marine biologists and toxin chemists Patrick Lassus, Nicolas Chomérat, Philipp Hess, and Elisabeth Nézan. It provides data identifying 174 algal and 100 toxin-producing species grouped in 24 chemically different classes responsible for 11 different human health conditions and it's available in English and French.

You can read more information about it in the following links:

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/unesco_publication_takes_stock_of_harmful_algae_blooms_and/#.WAiEIfl95D8

http://www.issha.org/News/Book-release

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