Pseudo-nitzschia (diatom)

Pseudo-Nitzschia sp. (Diatom)

Collected: Chincoteague Bay, VA in fall of 2004, at the surface. a 153 um

Notes: Pseudo-nitzschia produces domoic acid, a toxin responsible for amnesic shellfish poisioning (ASP)

Collected and photographed by: Steve Oravitz, Marine Science Consortium, Wallops Island, VA