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Some harmful phytoplankton

Below are 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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