UCSC professor explains toxin’s effect on crab

UC Santa Cruz Professor of Ocean Science Raphael Kudela explained how this unusual phenomenon occurred and what we can expect next year as part of the university’s Science Sunday lecture series. “The duration of the 2015 bloom and the intensity of the toxicity were unprecedented, and that led to record levels of the toxin in species such as anchovies, razor clams, and crabs,” Kudela said. “We also saw the toxin in organisms and parts of organisms where we thought it was not supposed to be, like the filets of fish.” Read the article here 10:25

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