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Warmer Oceans Increase Likelihood Of Toxic Shellfish, Study Finds

a cook at nick's lighthouse prepares dungeness crab
A cook at Nick’s Lighthouse prepares Dungeness crab on November 5, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The California Fish and Game Commission voted Thursday to suspend the recreational Dungeness crab fishing for 180 days due to the a high level of the deadly neurotoxin domoic acid that has been found in the meat and viscera of Dungeness crabs caught off the coast of San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Thanks for the poison lobster, El Niño

January 11, 2017 — The neurotoxin domoic acid inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” after hundreds of sooty shearwaters ingested the poison in the summer of 1961 and, well, lost their minds.  Continue reading Warmer Oceans Increase Likelihood Of Toxic Shellfish, Study Finds