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Harmful Algal Blooms in the Australian Region (Launceston)

Start Date 28th Jul 2019 1:30pm
End Date 28th Jul 2019 2:30pm
Location Meeting Room, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, 2 Invermay Road, Launceston TAS

This event is part of The Royal Society of Tasmania - 2019 Launceston Lecture Series.

Microalgal blooms are a natural phenomena. But since the 1980s, their impacts on tourism, public health and fisheries have increased. This increase in harmful algal species means an increasing risk of algal toxins in seafood. With a changing climate, there is more pressure on environmental agencies and aquaculture to address the food safety risk.

Presenter: Gustaaf Hallegraeff, Professor at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania. Professor Hallegraeff has worked on a wide range of issues relating to harmful algal blooms, including shellfish toxins, climate change, ship's ballast water, and fish-killing algae.

Admission: $6 General Public, $4 Students, QVMAG Friends and members of Launceston Historical Society
Free for members of The Royal Society of Tasmania

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