On the Watch for a Silent Killer in El Salvador

On the Watch for a Silent Killer in El Salvador

7 October 2011

Producer: Nancy Falcon Castro, Video Editor: Iulia Iliut

"Red tides" occur when algal populations "bloom" or explode. The algae release toxins that can taint seafood and poison consumers, and the local community. In El Salvador, the IAEA helps scientists at the University of El Salvador's Marine Toxins Laboratory set up an early warning system to detect toxins in microalgae and seafood.

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