Shellfish Industry, Scientists Wrestle With Potentially Deadly Toxic Algae Bloom

Shellfish Industry, Scientists Wrestle With Potentially Deadly Toxic Algae Bloom

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Bangs Island Mussels worker Jon Gorman sets juvenile mussels onto a rope that will be their home for the next year as they grow to market size.

After decades with no sign of a lethal neurotoxin, the algae that produces it is now plaguing the warming waters of the Gulf of Maine, forcing unprecedented closures in shellfish harvesting.

(Image credit: Fred Bever/Maine Public Radio)

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