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Algal Pigments as Biomarkers Linking Fish and Benthic Organisms with Type E Botulism

This project seeks to determine the dietary pathways leading to Type   E Botulism in fish and birds in Lake Erie, using the presence of   algal carotenoids in tissues of food organisms. With this   information, scientists will better understand and evaluate the food-  web origins and transfer of Type E botulism (Clostridium botulinum)   toxin from benthic organisms to fish.    (type E botulism); (C. botulinum); (botulism); (type E); (Lake   Erie); (waterfowl); (bird); (birds); (algal carotenoids); (fish);   (dreissenid); (mussel); (dreissenids); (mussels); (dreissena);   (quagga); (pseudofeces); (invertebrate); (phytoplankton); (sediment);   (Clostridium botulinum); (food web); (food transfer)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Biochemical
Community
Organism
Impact of Pollutants
Exotic Species
Processes
Natural Ecological Processes
Land Use and Habitat
Shoreline
Resource Management
Wildlife
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Erie
State Province
New York
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Purpose of Project
Special Survey
Frequency
Weekly
Region Being Monitored
Benthos
Near and OpenShore Waters
Resource Being Monitored
Bottom Sediment
Emission / Release / Discharge / Waste Management
Fisheries
Habitat
Human Health
Plankton / Microorganisms
Wildlife
Program Drivers
Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Degradation of Phytoplankton or Zooplankton Populations
Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Tainting of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Ecosystem Effects
Food Web Structure
Annex Numbers
Research & Development
General
Monitoring
Annex

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