Mary Silver

Red Tides, Shellfish, and Cultural Dietary Traditions

Dietary traditions of seafood-consuming peoples suggest that waterborne toxins have been recognized and avoided for millennia. Since the early- to mid- 1900s, the western world has also used shellfish-monitoring programs to assure the safety of mussels and other shellfish for human consumption. The Winter 2006 Synergy Lecture will feature Dr. Mary Silver, who will discuss her research on aquatic microbes that produce toxins responsible for deaths of local marine birds and mammals. She will review the phenomenon of "red tides" and will speculate on possible links between marine toxins and culinary traditions in seafood-consuming cultures.

Please join us for this exciting look into cutting-edge research at UC Santa Cruz.


Mary Silver
Professor, Ocean Sciences

Topic on Ocean Sciences

Place: Science & Engineering Library, Current Periodicals Room
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2006
Time: 4:00 p.m.

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