A Common Murre on the water near its colony in Kachemak Bay, Alaska

Common Murre on the water in Kachemak Bay, Alaska

Detailed Description

Northern Fulmars, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and Common Murres have all been tested for and contained harmful algal bloom (HAB) toxins. Since 2015, the USGS has worked with a variety of stakeholders to develop testing methods and research projects to better understand the geographic extent, timing and impacts of algal toxins in Alaska marine ecosystems.


Image Dimensions: 3038 x 2430

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Location Taken: AK, US