Monthly Archives: August 2012

Amensic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) found in Schoodic Waters

August 24, 2012

The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR is currently on the alert for Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) and recently detected it in waters off the Schoodic Peninsula, close to Blue Hill Bay. The ASP organism is a phytoplankton called Pseudo-nitzschia spp. that produces a toxin called domoic acid. When domoic acid in sampled mussels...

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