Pfiesteria Hysteria : The Town’s Tale. You’re an aquatic ecologist with North Carolina State University, you have been assigned to be a field biologist at the Pamlico Sound Research Station. . To zoom in on your North Carolina location click the link below:.
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Commercial Users of the Bay:
Watermen: Crabs, Oysters, etc,
Boat & Dock Maintenance
Associated Commercial Use
Transportation: Trucker, Rail, etc
Boat & Recreation (ie Waterskiing, etc)
Industrial Chicken Farming (Purdue)
Stockholders in Commercial
Water & Sport User
Molecular Biologists @ NIH, CARB, Marine Biotechnology (Columbus Center)
Environmental, Natural Scientists @ EPA, CBF, FDA, DNR
Water Company Filtration Plant
Physicians @ Local, State Health Department
Media & Publicity
Local & National TV, Radio, Newspaper
Public Relations for State & Region
Students, Teachers, Public
Local, State & National Politicians
1. Complete the Pfiesteria Lit to gain background knowledge about the organism’s biology; the effects on the ecosystem; the health, economic, and public policy issues involved.
2. Meet with your groups and consider which groups of people, or organizations might
a. be impacted by a Pfiesteria outbreak
b. have pertinent knowledge about the cause or solution to an outbeak
c. might be able to implement policy to prevent further outbreaks
4. Present your testimony to the Governor and his panel at the conference. The Governor will discuss an overall risk / benefit analysis and make a final decision for future action.
The health of this ecosystem depends on you!