Ecotoxicology study in Mozambique
With harmful algal blooms increasing globally and generating a subsequent threat to ecosystem and human health, it becomes a pressing concern to identify, record and monitor marine phycotoxins. This study documents the presence of neurotoxin, domoic acid (DA), produced by the diatom Pseudo-nitzschia along the east coast of Africa. This study was conducted in a megafauna-rich ecotourism hotspot, which constitutes a key location for residence and migration of many cetacean species including the endangered Indian Ocean humpback dolphin, Sousa plumbea. Read the paper for more info!