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September 2017 Marine

CDPH lifts warnings about certain shellfish from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. CDPH, September 18

September 2017 Freshwater

Klamath River blooms in toxic algae. JPR, September 27

August 2017 Marine

Sea lions wash ashore in California amid return of toxic blooms. San Francisco Chronicle, August 9

August 2017 Freshwater

NEWS RELEASE: Water boards remind the public to be aware of Harmful Algal Blooms. Mojave Desert News, August 31

June 2017 Marine

Rescue group sees huge increase in sick sea lions during month of July. KSBY6, July 21

July 2017 Freshwater

Sonoma County issues toxic algae warning for Russian River beaches. The Press Democrat, July 26

Blue-green algae bloom (Isabella Lake, Kern County). Kern Valley Sun, July 19

Toxic algae bloom prompts warning at Pyramid Lake. NBC 4, July 7

Toxic alge kills 2 dogs after swim in Napa County pond. San Francisco Chronicle, July 1

June 2017 Marine

Marine Biotoxin Report June 2017

LA County shellfish toxic, health officials warn. Redondo Beach Patch, June 7

What caused the most toxic algal bloom ever observed in Monterey Bay? Phys.org, June 5

May 2017 Marine

Marine Biotoxin Report May 2017

State monitors domoic acid on the coast. Half Moon Bay Review, May 23

Pacific Marine Mammal Center still treating poinsoned sea lions. Daily Pilot, May 17

State extends rock crab fishery closure in Northern California. NBC Bay Area, May 17

Relief bill seeks $140 million aid for California crab and salmon fishery disasters. The Press Democrat, May 6

April 2017 Marine

Marine Biotoxin Report April 2017

Algae Bloom of Doom. VC Reporter, April 26

Tangled whales and stranded sea lions off California prompt legislation to help fund marine-life rescue groups. Orange County Register, April 24

High loon mortality event from domoic acid. edhat, April 22

Sea lions in California are dying from a toxic algae that ravages their brain. The Huffington Post, April 21

Domoic acid affecting sea lions and other marine animals in LA county. The Beach Reporter, April 19

More California sea lions are dying because of poisonous algae blooms. LA Times, April 19

Eight sea lions die from algae-produced toxin, Marine Mammal Center says. LA Times, April 13

Pregnant sea lions rescued in California appear to have been poisoned. CDA News, April 12

Rescued California sea lions showed signs of poisoning. US News and World Report, April 11

April 2017 Freshwater

No "silver bullet" for toxic algal blooms in El Dorado park, officials say. Long Beach Press-Telegram, April 30

Harmful bacteria found at El Dorado Park East; dogs, kids should stay out of water. Press-Telegram, April 26

February 2017 Marine

South Oregon coast closed to mussel harvesting from Cape Arago to California border. KCBY, February 17

Domoic acid closes parts of Oregon coast to crabbing. Undercurrent News, February 6

January 2017 Marine

State extends closure of Humboldt County razor clam fishery citing health concerns. Times Standard, January 30

Final California crabbing spot opens. KRCR News, January 16

Warming oceans could boost dangerous toxin in your shellfish dinner. NPR, January 10

December 2016 Marine

Marine Biotoxin Report December 2016

Dungeness crab fishermen go on strike. SF Gate, December 29

Dungeness crab health advisory lifted for areas north of Shelter Cove, tests reveal declining domoic acid levels. Lost Coast Outpost, December 20

Recreational crabbing open from Floras Creek to California border. The World, December 7

More of northern California coast opens to commercial crab fishing. San Francisco Chronicle, December 2

November 2016 Marine

Marine Biotoxin Report November 2016

Domoic acid delays Dungeness crab season for much of North coast. CBS SF Bay Area, November 25

Oregon Dungeness crabbing closed, mussel harvesting open along coast. The Oregonian, November 22

California Dungeness crab season to open November 15. Undercurrent News, November 9

Sonoma to stay closed at start of Dungeness crab season. KCRA3, November 9

Sport-harvested mussel quarantine lifted along the California coast. CDPH, November 2

October 2016 Marine

Marine Biotoxin Report October 2016

Toxins from freshwater algae found in San Francisco Bay shellfish. UCSC Newscenter, October 26

Monterey Bay: Marine algal bloom could threaten seabirds. The Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 25

Framing the scientific opportunities on Harmful Algal Blooms and California Fisheries. Ocean Protction Counsel Science Advisory Team and the California Ocean Science Trust. October 2016

September 2016 Marine

Marine Biotoxin Report September 2016

NOAA funds harmful algal bloom forecast system development in Pacific Northwest. NCCOS News and Features, September 29

The Pacific blob caused an "unprecedented" toxic algal bloom - and there's more to come. The Washington Post, September 29

Ocean conditions contributed to unprecedented 2015 toxic algal bloom. UW Today, September 29

Razor clamming, mussel harvesting on Oregon coast closed during toxic algae bloom. The Oregonian, September 26

Marine toxin spikes along Oregon coast, delaying hopes for razor clam season. Chinook Observer, September 24

Monterey Bay red tide and accompanying foam not toxic, expert says. Santa Cruz Sentinel, September 16

Toxic algae blooms threaten people and waterways in more than 20 states. Eco Watch, September 6

The Blob that cooked the Pacific. National Geographic Magazine, September 2016 Issue

September 2016 Freshwater

Toxic algae blooms in over 40 California waterways set record for the highest count in state history. Accuweather, September 25

Toxic algae blooms threaten people and waterways in more than 20 states. Eco Watch, September 6

More potentially toxic algae found on Lake Shasta. Record Searchlight, September 4

August 2016 Marine

Marine Biotoxin Report August 2016

Health warning for shellfish from Half Moon Bay, Monterey Bay. SF Gate, August 21

Next crab season remains murky. Half Moon Bay Review, August 17

State sets up information link for algal blooms. Central Valley Business Times, August 17

August 2016 Freshwater

Californians urged to avoid harmful algae-plagued waterways through Labor Day. CBS SF Bay Area, August 25

Toxic muck: California's algae problem is worse than ever. KQED Science, August 22

Toxic algae blooms spurred by fertilizer runoff plague California. CBS SF Bay Area, August 12

Algae outbreaks: Fed by drought, climate change, pollution. News Deeply, August 8

July 2016 Marine

Marine Biotoxin Report July 2016

A dreaded forecast for our times: Algae, and lots of it. New York Times, July 18

Commercial and recreation rock crab fisheries now open at Pigeon Point. Lake County News, July 6

The Blob overshadows El Nino. Phys.org, July 6

July 2016 Freshwater

Algae bloom forces Lake Elsinore closure. Los Angeles Times, July 29

A dreaded forecast for our times: Algae, and lots of it. New York Times, July 18

Dangerous algae bloom in Pit River Arm of Shasta Lake. Fox 40, July 14

Don't go swimming at Pyramid Lake due to toxic algae bloom, water officials say. San Gabriel Valley tribune, July 13

Toxic algae in reservoirs elicits warnings from water board. Times Standard, July 2

June 2016

Marine Biotoxin Report June 2016

Oakland park officials close down Lake Temescal due to toxic algae bloom. Tech Times, June 29

May 2016

Marine Biotoxin Report May 2016

Annual quarantine of sport-harvested mussels in California begins May 1. CDPH April 29

April 2016

Marine Biotoxin Report April 2016

Razor clam fishery closed (Humboldt and Del Norte). Times Standard April 25

Domoic acid threat to public health from razor clams in Del Norte and Humboldt counties. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, April 20

March 2016

Marine Biotoxin Report March 2016

Health advisory lifted for rock crabs caught around Channel Islands. Ventura County Star, March 28

Dungeness crab commercial season finally opens for Bay Area fleet. San Mateo County Times, March 18

February 2016

Marine Biotoxin Report February 2016

Dungeness crab health advisory lifted along central California coast. CDPH News Release, February 11

January 2016

Marine Biotoxin Report January 2016

UCSC professor explains neurotoxin's effect on Dungeness crab. San Jose Mucury News, January 18

December 2015

Marine Biotoxin Report December 2015

Dungeness and rock crab health advisory partially lifted along the California coast. CDPH, December 31

Crab harvesting open on southern Oregon Coast as toxin levels decline. The Oregonian, December 21

Spread of algal toxin through marine food web broke records in 2015. UCSC Newscenter, December 17

Toxic algae cause brain damange, memory loss in sea lions. Newsweek, December 15

CDPH updates warning about shellfish from Humboldt and Del Norte counties. CDPH News Release, December 9.

Washington joins Oregon and California in dungeness crab closure. Undercurrent News, December 8.

November 2015

Marine Biotoxin Report November 2015

Oregon and Washington delay crab season because of toxin. The Seattle Times, November 20

Oregon closes recreational crabbing along southern coast. The Register-Guard, November 15

CDPH updates warning about certain seafood caught along the Northern and Central California coastline. CDPH News Release, November 13

"Unprecedented" toxin spread that delayed crab season spread light on mysterious algae. Bay Nature, November 11

Neurotoxin scuttles crab season. Chemical and Engineering News, November 10

Toxin in crab among impacts of warm sea that alarm scientists. SF Chronical, November 7

Toxin taints crabs and kills sea mammals, scientists warn. New York Times, November 4

Health officials warn against eating toxic Dungeness crab. Huffington Post, November 4

CDPH issues warning about Dungeness and Rock crabs caught in waters along the central and northern California coast. CDPH News Release, November 3

2015 West Coast Harmful Algal Blooms: Toxic, Extensive and Persistant. NOAA, November 2

Toxic algae bloom threatend Dungeness crab season. SF Gate, November 1