In 26th June 2017 our colleague Isabel Bravo was invited to RNE (Radio 5) “Esto me suena. Las tardes del Ciudadano García“, to explain the main facts about ciguatera in the Canary Islands. The link is available here (minute 43′).
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In 26th April 2017 we published an article in the website “Ciencia Canaria” entitled ¿Qué es la ciguatera y cómo afecta a Canarias?. The link is available here.
The oldest known description of ciguatera belongs to the portuguese naturalist Antonio Parra Callado in 1787, from his work “Descripción de las diferentes piezas de Historia Natural, las más del ramo marítimo, representadas en setenta y cinco láminas”. After describing many fishes from Cuba some of which he referred as likely poisonous, Parra reported into detail the siguatèra (sic) syndrome, based on […]
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A galery of photos about the first samplings of CICAN in October 2014, in Tenerife island.
This video shows a single cell of the dinoflagellate species Gambierdiscus excentricus. This organism was first described in the Canaries in year 2011. The cultivated strain (VGO791) is held at the Harmful Algae Culture Collection (CCVIEO) of the IEO, in Vigo. It was isolated in the northeastern part of Tenerife, from intertidal ponds at the locality […]