|Toxic dinoflagellates and tidal power genereration in the Bay of Fundy, Canada|
Reid, P.C. (1980). Toxic dinoflagellates and tidal power genereration in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 11(2): 47-51
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. Macmillan: London. ISSN 0025-326X, more
Dinoflagellates; Fish poisoning; Hydrography; Power plants; Shellfish; ANW, Canada, Fundy Bay [Marine Regions]; Marine
The incidence of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) along the eastern seaboard of America has increased and spread during the last decade. One of the core areas for PSP, a poison that is derived from toxic dinoflagellates, is centred on the Bay of Fundy. It is in the upper reaches of the Bay of Fundy that a proposal has been made to construct a tidal power generation plant; this project would have a considerable effect on the water circulation, tidal regime and sedimentation characteristics of the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine. Alterations such as these to the hydrography of this area may lead to changes in the occurrence of toxic dinoflagellates and the associated patterns and intensity of PSP.