Testing detects algal toxins in Alaska marine mammals – Northwest Fisheries Science Center

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One of the scariest effects of global warming is the changes it is making to the marine ecosystem. In California for the first time ever the crabs were too toxic to eat. 

Toxins from harmful algae are present in Alaskan marine food webs in high enough concentrations to be detected in marine mammals from Southeast Alaska to the Arctic Ocean, including whales, walruses, sea lions, seals, porpoises and sea otters, according to new research published today.

Source: Testing detects algal toxins in Alaska marine mammals – Northwest Fisheries Science Center

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