A 71-year-old man died of an infection from the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria after eating oysters at a restaurant in Florida. What are the symptoms of this bacterial infection and how is it treated?
Public Health July 19, 2018
Traces of the opioid painkiller oxycodone, as well as antidepressants, a potentially carcinogenic chemotherapy drug, and surfactants used in detergents, were detected in mussels in Puget Sound. Is it still safe to eat shellfish?
Public Health May 27, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Public health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection, warned against consumption of potentially contaminated raw oysters from British Columbia.
Public Health May 3, 2018
New research suggests that shellfish are not negatively affected by ocean acidification, as previously thought. The organisms have an adaptive mechanism, allowing them to form their shells in spite of the increasingly acidic seawater.
Earth/Environment February 1, 2017
A new study links warmer ocean to increased and potentially more dangerous levels of domoic acid, a potent neurotoxin found in shellfish and other marine creatures that can spell illness and even death.
Earth/Environment January 10, 2017
Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacteria, may cause potentially fatal septic shock and skin lesions in infected individuals. People with a compromised immune system are at increased risk of fatality.
Public Health October 25, 2016
People in California are advised not to consume rock crabs or shellfish caught in Monterey Bay and Half Moon Bay because of a possible domoic acid contamination. The toxin is known to cause severe brain damage and even death.
Public Health August 22, 2016
Limpet shells could lead to new technologies, potentially revolutionizing electronic displays. How do the shellfish create these dazzling light shows?
February 26, 2015
Ocean acidification is becoming more of a problem over time, but how does agriculture add to the problem?
Earth/Environment February 23, 2015
Shellfish growers and scientists join forces to combat growing threat to the shellfish industry. NOAA grant will help researchers study the problem of ocean acidification.
Earth/Environment December 17, 2014
A new waterproof glue, developed from proteins produced by mussels, could prove invaluable in repairing ships and advancing medicine.
Animals September 23, 2014
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