Officials warn Northwesterners of shellfish due to contamination with toxin that can paralyze and kill you

Officials warn Northwesterners of shellfish due to contamination with toxin that can paralyze and kill you

Health officials have warned against eating shellfish caught along the cost of the Pacific Northwest due to fears of contamination of a lethal poison that causes paralysis and death. The Washington Department of Health has detected dangerously high levels of a deadly toxin called paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in clusters of seafood harvested from the […]

Read More

More intense, frequent tropical cyclones may devastate seabird colonies – study

More intense, frequent tropical cyclones may devastate seabird colonies – study

Increased tropical cyclones due to global heating could lead to dramatic declines in seabird populations, according to a new study. Scientists found that after Cyclone Ilsa – a category-5 tropical cyclone – hit Bedout Island in Western Australia in April 2023, several seabird populations experienced a collapse of 80-90% due to the storm at the […]

Read More

Sea Otters Save California’s Kelp Forests from Extinction

Sea Otters Save California’s Kelp Forests from Extinction

Southern sea otters, known for their playful antics and endearing appearances, are more than just charming residents of California’s central coast. Over the past century, they have played a crucial role in preventing the widespread decline of kelp forests, providing an unexpected yet vital service to these underwater ecosystems. From Near Extinction to Environmental Stewards […]

Read More