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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Scientists have found the cause of “acid zombie” at the U.S. coast


Scientists from Oregon state University in Corvallis found that the reason for the mass proliferation of toxic algae off the West coast of the United States became the climatic phenomenon El niño, intensified global warming. This is reported by the Rambler/news, citing PNAS.

Algae, which is called “acid zombie”. They cause hallucinations, spasms, and death. According to the ecologist, McKibben Morgan, those brown or blue-green algae threat to humans become and shellfish. The fact that the shells are very slowly leached toxins, it can sometimes require a year.

Spring and winter 2015 coastal waters of the United States was struck by the “epidemic” – there occurred an outbreak of the growth of algae species Pseudo-nitzschia australis, whose cells during flowering produce large quantities of the neurotoxin DA. The molecules of this substance are accumulated in the body tissues of fish and shellfish, and if they eat a bird, mammal or man, to end this meal may death.

Ecologists came to the conclusion that the main reason for this outbreak of algal bloom was El niño, which is an abnormal increase in temperature of surface waters in the Central and Eastern parts of the tropical zone of the Pacific ocean. Because of the warming waters in the tropics is weakened California current, which carries warm water to the shores of the Western United States and Mexico. With warm water gets there the phytoplankton, an aspiring multiply rapidly and saturate the coastal waters are “acid zombie” venomous flowers.
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