Effects of herbivory, nutrient levels, and introduced algae on the distribution and abundance of the invasive macroalga Dictyosphaeria cavernosa in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

Effects of herbivory, nutrient levels, and introduced algae on the distribution and abundance of the invasive macroalga Dictyosphaeria cavernosa in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Coral Reefs (2001) 19: 343-357 DOI 10.1007/s003380000123 PDF available. Bubble algae!  The less-fun variant in the Family.  (Valonia is not so bad.) Don’t provide foods to your herbivores that are more desirable. […]

Adaptive Ecology, Growth Strategies and the Global Bloom Expansion of Dinoflagellates

Adaptive Ecology, Growth Strategies and the Global Bloom Expansion of Dinoflagellates Theodore J. Smayda Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 58, pp. 281 to 294, 2002 DOI: 10.1023/A:1015861725470 First, I must say that Dr. Smayda (d.2017) was apparently “The Man” when it came to study of harmful algae blooms.  I wish I had bumped into him sooner. […]

The toxic benthic dinoflagellates of the genus Ostreopsis in temperate areas: a review

The toxic benthic dinoflagellates of the genus Ostreopsis in temperate areas: a review Stefano Accoroni, Cecilia Totti Advances in Oceanography and Limnology, 2016; 7(1): 1-15 DOI: 10.4081/aiol.2016.5591 Key Points: Correct ID of Ostreopsis species in the field (distinguishing between them) is “highly problematic” requiring a comparison of precise anatomical measurements and experience comparing strains from […]

A review on the effects of environmental conditions on growth and toxin production of Ostreopsis ovata

A review on the effects of environmental conditions on growth and toxin production of Ostreopsis ovata R. Pistocchi, L. Pezzolesi, F. Guerrini, S. Vanucci, C. Dell’Aversano, E. Fattorusso doi:10.1016/j.toxicon.2010.09.013 For the same strain, both nitrogen and phosphorus limitation determined a decrease in cell toxicity showing different behaviour with respect to many other toxic dinoflagellates. There’s […]