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What you need to know about toxic West Coast crabs

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What you need to know about toxic West Coast crabs

Posted November 7 2015

Personally I think a lot of this excuse is bull shit but then could be a part of . I talked to my son a few days ago he lives on the west coast " Washington state " and he told me that the crabs look sick and are discolored some look spotty in color . Can we say Fukushima ?

A poisonous substance linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast has led officials to halt recreational shellfishing from Washington to California and is blamed for sickening dozens of seabirds, seals, whales and other marine life. Here are some key things to know about the problem:

WHAT’S GOING ON?

Domoic acid, a naturally occurring neurotoxin, has been found in high levels in a variety of shellfish, which in turn are eaten by predators up the food chain — including humans.

Domoic acid poisoning can cause vomiting, seizures and, in severe cases, coma and death. No recent human illnesses have been reported, however.

Read the whole post here : http://www.ocregister.com/articles/california-691028-coast-shellfish.html

 

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almost anyone that has had a salt water fish tank has battled cyanobacteria. it is the brownish-bluish-purplish carpet-like growth.

the crabs in washington do not have harmful cyanobacteria levels, that'a why we in the bay area are buying from washington. the problem is due to warmer than usual waters moving further north than they tend to coupled with copious amounts of matter to feed upon. it is similar to red tide. after it goes away the levels in the crabs drop and they are safe to eat again.

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25 minutes ago, reg said:

almost anyone that has had a salt water fish tank has battled cyanobacteria. it is the brownish-bluish-purplish carpet-like growth.

the crabs in washington do not have harmful cyanobacteria levels, that'a why we in the bay area are buying from washington. the problem is due to warmer than usual waters moving further north than they tend to coupled with copious amounts of matter to feed upon. it is similar to red tide. after it goes away the levels in the crabs drop and they are safe to eat again.

I lived on the west coast for years and understand the red tide . Hood Canal was for me a great place to go crabbing/shrimping but from what I understand now from those that I know that still live there they wont eat from it . They have found to many defects in the sea life there over the last two years . My son has even told me that last year they found some salmon there with blisters around the fins and gills and the shrimp are even having issues however he did not say anything about the Clams and Oysters . The next time I talk to him I will ask more questions and post it here . 

I lived on the Skokomish Indian reservation for many years just north of Hoodsport Washington

Skokomish Indian reservation http://www.skokomish.org/

Hoodsport Washington  http://www.explorehoodcanal.com/lodging/hoodsport/

Google maps https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Hoodsport,+WA/@47.4063434,-123.2106201,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!4m6!1m5!1m1!1s0x5491c3f693d86787:0x90b8f8182047d68!2m2!1d-123.1405804!2d47.4063647

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