Ithaca Environment

Monday, June 13, 2005

Red Tide Endangers New England Shellfish

New England waters are being plagued by what may be the worst outbreak of red tide in the region, a Massachusetts official said Friday.

"Everything is just really on hold until this algae bloom clears up," said Barbara Austin, who farms oysters and littleneck clams in Wellfleet, Mass.
The New York Times

The toxic algae bloom has led state officials to close shellfish beds between Maine and Cape Cod so that people do not eat infected clams, mussels, oysters and scallops.

Read the full article by Jodi Hilton for The New York Times.


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