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Experts Predict ‘Moderate’ Red Tide In 2012

Researchers are predicting a “moderate” red tide this year, which they say could close shellfish beds on 126 to 250 miles of New England coastline.

04/07/2012

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NH Closes Shellfishing Beds Over Red Tide Concerns

New Hampshire authorities say concerns about “red tide” have led to the closing of Atlantic coastal waters and the Hampton and Seabrook Harbor to shellfishing.

05/20/2011

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Red Tide Forces Shellfishing Ban

The state has closed areas of the Nauset Marsh system between Orleans and Eastham on Cape Cod to shellfishing because of concerns about toxic “red tide.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/07/2011

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State Warning About Toxic Shellfish From Orleans And Eastham

Health officials are warning consumers not to eat shellfish from a marsh between Orleans and Eastham on Cape Cod because it may contain a dangerous nerve poison.

05/04/2011

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Scientists: New England Summer Will Have “Moderate” Red Tide

Scientists are predicting a “moderate” bloom of the toxic red tide in New England this summer, and say the same factors that held it in check last year could suppress it again. The naturally-occurring algae produces a toxin that shellfish absorb, making them unsafe for people to eat, though it’s not a danger to the animal.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/09/2011