Latest Domoic acid Stories

2008-07-09 21:00:15

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.

2008-07-09 12:00:24

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.

2006-06-24 19:30:55

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.

2005-09-06 16:28:09

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.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.