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US: Scientists Discover Cause of Deaths of Hundreds of Turtles in Long Island, New York

Scientists believe that they have finally solved the mystery surrounding the deaths of hundreds of turtles that washed up on shore in Long Island, New York. Hundreds of Diamond Back Terrapin washed onto the shore this past Continue reading US: Scientists Discover Cause of Deaths of Hundreds of Turtles in Long Island, New York

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