Latest Red tide Stories

2005-07-01 14:02:19

BOSTON (AP) -- Shellfish beds that closed because of an outbreak of toxic red tide algae were reopened in seven coastal communities Friday, just in time for the holiday weekend. State officials said recent tests show the algae bloom has receded and it is safe to fish and harvest certain species of shellfish in Duxbury, Plymouth, Kingston, Bourne, Wareham, Wellfleet and Chatham. The openings come more than a month after the worst red tide in 30 years began its spread through New England...

2005-06-04 10:49:43

BOSTON -- The worst red tide in decades idled about two-thirds of the shellfish beds in Massachusetts on Friday as the toxic algae bloom spread off the coast to Nantucket. The state shut down all shellfish beds on the island and in waters three miles around it, as well as the remaining open beds in Chatham on Cape Cod, because of unsafe levels of toxins. Don Anderson of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution said it was the first time he could recall Nantucket being affected by red tide. Late...

2005-06-03 07:05:22

BOSTON -- One of New England's worst "red tides" in decades continued its southward expansion this week, rounding Cape Cod and forcing the closure of some of the region's most prolific shellfish beds. The toxic algae bloom began in the waters off Maine last month and spread quickly. It had already shut down shellfish beds as far north as New Hampshire. On Thursday, Massachusetts officials closed the highly productive flats of the Monomoy Natural Wildlife Refuge, off Chatham, to...

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  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.