Pfiesteria piscicida


Pfiesteria Journal Articles

USDA. National Agricultural Library.

Read publications and/or abstracts on the topic; also see citations of older documents.

Pfiesteria Fish Health, Fungal Infections, and Pfiesteria: The Role of the U.S. Geological Survey

DOI. United States Geological Survey.

Provides information on USGS investigations of Pfiesteria in the Chesapeake Bay region. See also a related press release from Sep 1997.

Research in Estuarine Ecosystems: Pfiesteria species

Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology. North Carolina State University.

"Pfiesteria species appear to be highly sensitive to the flooding and scouring effects" of major tropical storms.

Surveillance for Possible Estuary-Associated Syndrome---Six States, 1998--1999

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

An article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly from May 05, 2000.


Tree of Life Web Project.

Dinoflagellates are perhaps best known causes of harmful algal blooms such as 'red tides' that can kill fish and/or shellfish either directly, because of toxin production, or by other means. "Dinoflagellate toxins are among the most potent biotoxins known."

Harmful Algal Blooms in Maryland: Pfiesteria

Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Covers these Pfiesteria-related topics: who's involved, areas affected, chronology, who to contact; provides press releases, technical information and fact sheets. Also provides access to various reports, including the Report of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Citizens Pfiesteria Action Commission (PDF | 258 KB) (the Hughes Report).

Pfiesteria Current Highlights of VIMS Pfiesteria Research

Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

Describes current studies being conducted at VIMS that "has important implications for scientists trying to understand the basic biology of Pfiesteria species and the possible role these dinoflatellates may play in estuarine fish kills and fish-lesion events."

What You Should Know About Pfiesteria and NC's Waters

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

A question and answer fact sheet on Pfiesteria.

Science Publications

North Carolina State University. Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology.

An extensive bibliography of scholarly articles published by the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology, including several that deal with Pfiesteria.

No Hysteria Over Pfiesteria

Pamlico County (North Carolina).

Provides an overview of Pfiesteria management efforts in Pamlico County, North Carolina.