Fishermen blast ‘algal bloom’ crab death finding as ‘utter rubbish’ as marine expert blames ‘chemical’

A marine expert has disputed the findings of a government report into what caused mass crab and lobster deaths along the Teesside coast. Government department Defra blamed the strange occurrence on algal bloom following a four-month investigation and extensive testing. But Tim Deere-Jones, an independent marine pollution consultant, says the cause is linked to a specific chemical called pyridine, quantities of which he says were more than 70 times higher in some crab samples taken from Saltburn and Seaton. >click to read< 09:46

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