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Contaminated Crab Might Be ‘New Normal’ With Climate Change

Fans of sweet, meaty Dungeness crab are going to have to settle for the smaller Chesapeake blue crabs for now. California health authorities are warning everyone to stop eating Dungeness and rock crab for now after finding unsafe levels of a naturally-occurring neurotoxin in crabs caught along the Pacific coast between Santa Barbara and the Oregon border.

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A Warm Ocean “Blob” In the Pacific Is Feeding a Toxic Algae Bloom

The Blob has been there for over a year—a cauldron of extra-warm ocean temperatures off the coast of the Pacific Northwest that just won’t budge. The Blob has already affected food availability and habitats for marine life, and now scientists are starting to see at least one dangerous side-effect of the Blob: A harmful algae bloom stretching from Alaska to California.

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