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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

Pacific Ocean behind recent Antarctic sea ice growth

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A small hole in the clouds revealed newly formed sea ice in the Bellingshausen Sea next to an iceberg on Nov. 5, 2014 flight. Credit: NASA/Digital Mapping System.

Scientists have long been searching for an explanation for the contrasting fortunes of sea ice at the Earth’s poles. While the Arctic has seen a rapid decline in sea ice extent in recent decades, the seas around Antarctica have slowly gained ice.

July 7, 2016 — Now, a new study suggests a natural shift from one state to another in the Pacific Ocean is responsible for the increase in Antarctic sea ice.  Continue reading Pacific Ocean behind recent Antarctic sea ice growth