Latest amnesic shellfish poisoning Stories
By Cat Sieh, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 5--A California Sea Lion that hauled itself onto a Ferndale family's boat off Clark Island Sunday, Aug. 3, is likely suffering the poisoning effects of a toxin found in algae, marine mammal rescuers say.
Numerous porpoise deaths in Northern California have confused researchers.
By Julia Scott, San Mateo County Times, Calif. Aug. 2--A large number of dead harbor porpoises have been washing up on beaches in San Mateo County and elsewhere in the Bay Area this summer, and marine mammal experts are at a loss to explain what could be killing them.
By Shelby Martin, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 19--San Tomas, the sea lion who was rescued from a Santa Clara aqueduct, has taken a turn for the worse and will be euthanized. "Her health is just deteriorating," Jim Oswald, spokesman for the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito said Friday.
By Shelby Martin, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 18--San Tomas, the sea lion who was rescued from a Santa Clara aqueduct, has taken a turn for the worse and will be euthanized.
A wayward sea lion is recovering at a California marine center after the animal spent 10 days stranded in a concrete channel near an expressway, rescuers say.
By Shelby Martin, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 9--The errant sea lion rescued from a Santa Clara aqueduct Monday is now safe and sound at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.
Tourists flock to Fisherman's Wharf for the seafood and the stunning views of San Francisco Bay, but for many visitors, the real stars are the dozens of playful, whiskered sea lions that lounge by the water's edge, gulping down fish.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four pelicans suspected of being drunk on sea algae were being tested at a Southern California wildlife center on Saturday after one of them crashed headlong into a car.
Duke University Medical Center researchers have found that the naturally occurring marine toxin domoic acid can cause subtle but lasting cognitive damage in rats exposed to the chemical before birth. Humans can become poisoned by the potentially lethal, algal toxin after eating contaminated shellfish.
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