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High toxin level delays California crab season

Wildlife authorities delayed the Dungeness crab season and closed the rock crab fishery for most of California on Thursday, just days after warning of dangerous levels of a neurotoxin linked to a massive algae bloom off the ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Environment
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Questions, answers about toxic West Coast crabs

A poisonous substance linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast has prompted officials to halt recreational shellfishing from Washington to California and is blamed for sickening dozens of seabirds, seals, whales ...

dateNov 06, 2015 in Environment
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