Flashcards in Red Tide Deck (23):
What influence the growth if G. Breve?
Sunlight, temperature, salinity, the amount and types if nutrients available
When are red tides present?
From August to February but have been documented every month I the year
How do G. Breve toxins effect fish?
They effect their respiratory systems
If humans consume tainted seafoods they can become ailmented with
Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning (NSP)
What are the early symptoms of NSP?
Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms
What are the late symtoms of NSP?
Respiratory asthma like symptoms
What are the possible outcomes if NSP?
The most common red tide in Florida is?
A dinoflagellate called Gymnodinium Breve
A single cellars holoplankton with a calcium carbonate shells
Organisms that spend their entire lives as plankton
Organisms that spend only part of their lives as plankton
Small, usually microscopic plant plankton that floats or drift in the ocean
A single called holoplankton with a transparent body or shell
Small, usually microscopic animal plankton that floats or drifts in the ocean
Phytoplankton do what
They are plant plankton, they need light for photosynthesis, live in the photic zone
Zooplankton do what?
They are animal plankton, most abundant animals in the ocean, don't have to live in the photic zone, feed on phytoplankton or other zooplankton
Phytoplankton are the primary food producer for all marine?
Phytoplankton produce what precent of oxygen?
The most common phytoplankton in cold water are
Dinoflagellates are classified as what?
Between plants and animals
Dinoflagellates can produce
The most important members of the holoplankton family are