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Stories with subject: Algae
  • Questions, answers about toxic West Coast crabs story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-06-15 2:15 am

    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 and other marine life. Below are questions and answers about the issue:

  • High toxin level delays California crab season 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 1:48 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - 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 West Coast.

  • High toxin level in California crabs prompt health warning 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 9:06 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California health officials on Tuesday warned people to avoid eating Dungeness and Rock crabs that contain dangerous levels of a neurotoxin linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast.

  • Toxin from vast algae bloom off West Coast found in wildlife 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 7:23 pm

    SEATTLE - Tests on dead or dying marine wildlife show the animals were exposed to a vast bloom of toxic algae that flourished off the West Coast this summer, federal biologists said Tuesday.

  • Toxic algae warning issued for 5 Thurston County lakes 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 5:01 am

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Officials have issued health advisories for five lakes in Thurston County that have tested positive for high levels of toxic blue-green algae.

  • Toxic algae bloom threatens crab season in California 
    Updated: Nov-01-15 11:24 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is threatening to delay the start of the Dungeness crab season in California.

  • Wetland restoration aims to help clean up Clearwater Chain 
    Updated: Oct-28-15 8:34 pm

    KIMBALL, Minnesota - The Clearwater River squiggled toward Minnesota Highway 15, where Dennis Loewen perched on the rim of a box culvert midway down the embankment, lowering a modified snow rake into sluggish, chocolatey water.

  • Biologists puzzled over Beaverhead River conditions 
    Updated: Oct-27-15 12:26 pm

    BOZEMAN, Montana - State biologists say they're puzzled by the murky conditions of the upper Beaverhead River that has harmed fishing there.