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Harmful Algae & Red Tide Species Information

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What HAB species are found in California?

Cochlodinium spp.

Potential Toxin Produced: unknown
Syndrome: none described
Photo courtesy of Melissa Carter

The chain forming naked dinoflagellate, Cochlodinium, has been found in California waters for over 80 years though recent blooms have been reported from San Diego to Monterey Bay. There have been reports of large scale mariculture losses of finfish and salmon worldwide, though the toxin or mechanism which causes the harmful effects is currently unknown.

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