SCCOOS PI, David Caron, discusses harmful algal bloom impacts to Southern California ecosystems and human health in Phy Org by Sarah Nightingale, Unviersity of Southern California.
"When dying birds and sea lions wash up by the dozens on Southern California beaches, David Caron's phone starts ringing. Like a detective at a crime scene, the expert in microbial ecology pieces the clues together in his lab to determine what happened. "These events, which we call unusual marine mortality events, can be caused by harmful algal blooms," says Caron, an expert in dangerous algae growth, including the so-called red tide. Caron is USC Associates Captain Allan Hancock Chair in Marine Science and professor of biological sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He recently talked with USC Trojan Family Magazine about why algal blooms are harmful and why they're on the rise..."
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