Nova Scotia Sees Huge Amounts of Marine Life Death

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Article courtesy of The Canadian Press | December 28th, 2016 | thestar.com | Shared as educational material.

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Recently, a large number of dead starfish, clams, lobsters, and mussels have washed up on a western Nova Scotia beach paralleling the massive herring death toll earlier. Scientists do not know what is causing these deaths: it’s a mysterious ecological question. More tests are expected to occur in the future, including those that check for toxins caused by algae, and the possible presence of domoic acid — a toxin sometimes found in shellfish. “We’re kind of in the dark, not from lack of trying, but from the complexity of the case,” says Ted Leighton, an adjunct biology professor at Nova Scotia’s University of Sainte-Anne. “[There is] no firm data to rule anything in or out.” Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/2wWR17u

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