NOAA, Partners Test Red Tide Robot to Detect Shellfish Toxins [What’s New]

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Recently, NOAA and partners conducted the first field test of an underwater robot using a NOAA-developed sensor that enables remote, automated measurements of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs). PSTs are produced by the dinoflagellate Alexandrium, the algae that causes toxic red tides in the Gulf of Maine.

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