Domoic Acid Attack
Ages: 8-11 years old
- Domoic acid
- Climate change
This animated short highlights the impacts of domoic acid, a neurotoxin produced by harmful algal blooms that affects both marine mammals and humans. The film was directed and written by Pixar animator Bret Parker, with animation and production completed by students at the California College of the Arts in collaboration with The Marine Mammal Center. Watch here.
But what causes the harmful algal blooms that produce domoic acid and how can we reduce the impacts? After you watch, play a family-friendly game of “I Spy” to learn how you can make a difference today.