Study links warming oceans to rise in dangerous shellfish toxin

A recent study has discovered a new link between warming ocean conditions and a dangerous neurotoxin, known as domoic acid, which can accumulate in species like Dungeness crab, clams, mussels and anchovy. This spells trouble for fisherman, whose livelihood may be on the line, as well as seafood lovers who could soon see a long-term […]

Domoic acid continues to hamper west coast shellfish economy

After a difficult summer for shellfish, levels of domoic acid (DA) are slowly starting to decrease after peaking in late spring and early summer. Linked to an algae bloom along the U.S. west coast, the high levels of the toxin caused some of the largest shellfish closures ever, a recent article states.

While the closures […]