Bay Area Crab Season to Start Thursday; Domoic Acid Levels Delay North Coast SeasonThe opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season has been delayed until at least Dec. 1 in the waters north of Bodega Bay to the Sonoma/Mendocino county line because of elevated levels of domoic acid; the commercial fishery south of this area will open as scheduled Thursday.
Dozens Of Sea Lions Sickened With Domoic Acid Poisoning Something in the water has made dozens of sea lions sick, leaving experts at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito scrambling to help them.
Recreational Dungeness Crab Fishing Now Permitted Along Entire California CoastThe opening of the areas for the Dungeness crab fisheries follows months of closure due to an algal bloom off the Pacific Coast.
Toxic Ocean Algae Events Could Get Worse; Conservation Group Warns Of Marine Mammal Die-OffsOfficials with the Center for Biological Diversity said toxic ocean conditions could become commonplace throughout the Northeast Pacific Ocean as the ocean becomes warmer.
Health Officials Warn Consumers Of Toxic Seafood From Central California CoastThe California Department of Public Health is warning of domoic acid poisoning from seafood caught in Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara counties.
Washed-Up NorCal Squid May Be Drunk On AlgaeFor years, scientists have sought an explanation for why squid periodically strand themselves ashore on the beaches of Santa Cruz County as hundreds of jumbo flying squid did recently in Aptos.