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'Massive' Casco Bay algae bloom threatens marine life
Description: Maine authorities are warning shellfish harvesters and others of a "massive" algae bloom in Casco Bay that can create low-oxygen dead zones, potentially lethal to fish, shellfish, lobsters and other marine animals. The full extent of the bloom is unclear, but the state's warning coincides with a sudden die-off of soft-shell clams in Brunswick. About 14 acres of productive clam flats in Maquoit Bay are almost completely denuded of adult clams, a loss of up to $250,000 to local harvesters. [Source: Portland Press Herald]
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Source: Portland Press Herald
Publish Date: 9/26/2017
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