Some harmful phytoplankton

Some potentially harmful phytoplankton species common in Australian waters.

Alexandrium species can produce toxins associated with Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSTs)

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Pseudo-nitzschia species can produce toxins associated with Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASTs)

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Dinophysis species can produce toxins associated with Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSTs)

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