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Blurred lines: Multiple freshwater and marine algal toxins at the land-sea interface of San Francisco Bay, California

Overview of attention for article published in Harmful Algae, March 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#17 of 467)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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Title
Blurred lines: Multiple freshwater and marine algal toxins at the land-sea interface of San Francisco Bay, California
Published in
Harmful Algae, March 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.hal.2018.02.005
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Authors

Melissa B. Peacock, Corinne M. Gibble, David B. Senn, James E. Cloern, Raphael M. Kudela

Abstract

San Francisco Bay (SFB) is a eutrophic estuary that harbors both freshwater and marine toxigenic organisms that are responsible for harmful algal blooms. While there are few commercial fishery harvests within SFB, recreational and subsistence harvesting for shellfish is common. Coastal shellfish are monitored for domoic acid and paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs), but within SFB there is no routine monitoring for either toxin. Dinophysis shellfish toxins (DSTs) and freshwater microcystins are also present within SFB, but not routinely monitored. Acute exposure to any of these toxin groups has severe consequences for marine organisms and humans, but chronic exposure to sub-lethal doses, or synergistic effects from multiple toxins, are poorly understood and rarely addressed. This study documents the occurrence of domoic acid and microcystins in SFB from 2011 to 2016, and identifies domoic acid, microcystins, DSTs, and PSTs in marine mussels within SFB in 2012, 2014, and 2015. At least one toxin was detected in 99% of mussel samples, and all four toxin suites were identified in 37% of mussels. The presence of these toxins in marine mussels indicates that wildlife and humans who consume them are exposed to toxins at both sub-lethal and acute levels. As such, there are potential deleterious impacts for marine organisms and humans and these effects are unlikely to be documented. These results demonstrate the need for regular monitoring of marine and freshwater toxins in SFB, and suggest that co-occurrence of multiple toxins is a potential threat in other ecosystems where freshwater and seawater mix.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 32%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 11%
Student > Master 3 11%
Other 5 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 29%
Environmental Science 7 25%
Unspecified 5 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 7%
Engineering 2 7%
Other 4 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 June 2019.
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#522,157
of 13,090,776 outputs
Outputs from Harmful Algae
#17
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Outputs of similar age
#21,601
of 271,335 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Harmful Algae
#2
of 17 outputs
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