Report name:

Accumulation and elimination of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins in Haliotis rubra during blooms of Gymnodinium catenatum and Alexandrium tamarense in Tasmania


Catherine McLeod, Tim Harwood, Brenda Hay, Shauna Murray, Kirsty Smith, Natalie Dowsett, Jessica Tan, Navreet Malhi, Sam Ibbott and Gustaaf Hallegraeff



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Technical Report

Background information:

Wild-caught Australian abalone were monitored for the presence of marine biotoxins during three consecutive algal blooms.


01 May 2014

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Other information:

Given the significance of the wild capture abalone industry in Australia, we monitored for the presence of PSTs in the viscera and foot tissues of H. rubra, and in mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis), during three consecutive blooms of Gymnodinium catenatum between 2011 and 2013.

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