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A new study funded by NOAA and the National Science Foundation reveals that a part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which separates Washington state from Canadaâ€™s British Columbia, is a potential â€œhot spotâ€ for toxic harmful algal blooms affecting the Washington and British Columbia coasts.
A part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which separates Washington state from Canada's British Columbia, is a potential "hot spot" for toxic harmful algal blooms affecting the Washington and British Columbia coasts.
Wildlife experts reported Friday that a toxic chemical produced by algae has been found in some sick California brown pelicans. The birds have been found in record numbers along the West Coast in recent weeks.
By Anonymous Scientists recently reported that an increase of epileptic seizures and behavioral abnormalities in California sea lions could be the result of low-dose exposure to the algal toxin domoic acid as a fetus.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERNDALE, Wash. - No one wants to be stuck with a large, uninvited visitor. Especially a sea lion that makes itself at home on a family sailboat - twice.
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.
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