Researchers: Warmer oceans threaten clam digging

Spring has sprung, and with it come the seasonal activities we know and love: gardening, outdoor walks, picnics at the park and, for plenty of Pacific Northwest residents, clam digging. However, researchers have identified a big factor that may heighten the risks of this popular activity.

After analyzing two decades of climate data from the […]

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 […]