Ben Mooney

Ben Mooney’s Scholarship gave him the opportunity to work at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and the State University of New York, Syracuse, to shed scientific light on marine algae that cause multi-million dollar fish kills in aquaculture operations around the world.

Dinoflagellate blooms - sometimes called ‘red tide’ - affect Tasmania’s Atlantic salmon farms, finfish aquaculture operations in the United States and pose environment threat in the Swan River, Western
Australia. The global problem appears to be worsening and its management requires more precise knowledge of the mechanism used by the algae in attacking fish.