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State Reopens Shellfishing Areas, Warns of Blue-Green Algae in Southampton

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation reopened approximately 3,600 acres of shellfish lands in the Town of Southampton on Friday, two weeks after closing the area following the detection of saxitoxin, a marine biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning. A prohibition on Continue reading State Reopens Shellfishing Areas, Warns of Blue-Green Algae in Southampton

Florida Tech Public Science Lecture April 27 to Focus on Algal Blooms’ Impact on Wildlife

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Spencer Fire, an assistant professor in Florida Institute of Technology’s Department of Biological Sciences, will present, “Marine Biotoxins: Emergence of Harmful Algal Blooms as Health Threats to Marine Wildlife,” starting at 8 p.m. Friday, April Continue reading Florida Tech Public Science Lecture April 27 to Focus on Algal Blooms’ Impact on Wildlife

More dead fish, marine life at Pasir Ris beach

SINGAPORE — Following the mass fish deaths that affected farmers along the eastern Johor Straits over the weekend, other marine wildlife, including species such as Frogfish, horseshoe crab and puffer fish, have washed up on Pasir Ris beach.

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said the post-mortem results of fish samples collected from the affected farms indicated the Continue reading More dead fish, marine life at Pasir Ris beach

New test for serious algal toxin threat saves time and money for NZ shellfish farmers

The most serious algal toxin threat to New Zealand shellfish can now be detected faster and at around a quarter of the previous cost through a new test method likely to be introduced this year. The test for paralytic shellfish toxin (PST), the most serious of shellfish poisoning syndromes caused by harmful algae, has been developed by New Zealand’s Cawthron Institute in collaboration with the UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science.

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