COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Shellfish Harvesters, Scientists Wrestle With 'Unprecedented' Closures Amid Toxic Algae Bloom
Description: In the fall of 2016, toxin-bearing pseudo-nitszchia algae bloomed off Down East Maine in areas that previously never saw an algae bloom, as well as off Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Regulators in Maine have closed Down East shellfish harvests twice since then. Now for the first time, a pseudo-nitzschia bloom is plaguing a large swathe of Casco Bay, from south and east of Portland to South Harpswell. Much of Casco Bay has been closed to shellfish harvesting for nearly three weeks. [Source: MPBN (Maine Public Broadcasting Network)]
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Source: MPBN (Maine Public Broadcasting Network)
Publish Date: 12/21/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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