Deadly Saxitoxin Forces Closure of Shellfish Harvest in Shinnecock Bay, Flanders Bay, Too - 27 East

Deadly Saxitoxin Forces Closure of Shellfish Harvest in Shinnecock Bay, Flanders Bay, Too

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The marine neurotoxin saxitoxin has been detected in the waters in western Shinnecock Bay, including the town shellfish sanctuary at the mouth of Weesuck Creek in East Quogur.    KITTY MERRILL

The marine neurotoxin saxitoxin has been detected in the waters in western Shinnecock Bay, including the town shellfish sanctuary at the mouth of Weesuck Creek in East Quogur. KITTY MERRILL

The area in orange, above, in western Shinnecock Bay  has been closed to shellfishing after water samples tested positive for the marine neurotoxin, saxitoxin.

The area in orange, above, in western Shinnecock Bay has been closed to shellfishing after water samples tested positive for the marine neurotoxin, saxitoxin.

Kitty Merrill on Apr 19, 2023
UPDATE: Thursday, April 20 : Additional Closure Announced Flanders Bay and Reeves Bay, Flanders Bay and Reeves Bay, including their tributaries, lying westerly of a line extending northeasterly from the... more

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