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(SFGate)   Paralytic toxin puts a halt on all locally caught seafood. Oh, that's just shellfish   ( sfgate.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Mussel, paralytic shellfish poison, San Francisco Bay Area, Point Reyes National Seashore, commercially harvested shellfish, Seafood, Point Reyes, Marin County  
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2018-03-08 12:39:15 PM  
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2018-03-08 02:28:46 PM  
I usually have to pay extra for that.
 
2018-03-08 02:52:10 PM  
Not just shellfish, crustaceans too, I imagine.

/ If you must have a punchline, here is a classic: Clams have legs!
 
2018-03-08 02:54:02 PM  
Botox on the half-shell?
 
2018-03-08 02:58:14 PM  

brantgoose: Not just shellfish, crustaceans too, I imagine.

/ If you must have a punchline, here is a classic: Clams have legs!


Get it right. It's "Clams got legs!"
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2018-03-08 02:59:58 PM  
Maybe you should do what the bible says and stop eating shellfish.
 
2018-03-08 03:03:24 PM  
Eat local! And get a ride in this

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2018-03-08 03:05:29 PM  

brantgoose: Not just shellfish, crustaceans too, I imagine.

/ If you must have a punchline, here is a classic: Clams have legs!


Are crustaeans filter feeders? From what I've read, the paralytic shellfish poison is associated primarily to filter feeding bivalve mullosks like clams, mussels, and scallops who accumulate it in their bodies after eating certain types of algae species.
 
2018-03-08 03:06:34 PM  

brap: Botox on the half-shell?


More like yakkity-saxitoxin.
 
2018-03-08 03:06:40 PM  
Subby wrote that on porpoise. Just for the halibut I'm sure.
 
2018-03-08 03:10:42 PM  

brantgoose: Not just shellfish, crustaceans too, I imagine.


Probably not. They don't filter water to eat algae like shellfish do. The same goes for fish in the same waters. There are "Seasons" for them (crustaceans) but that has more to do with mating season.
 
2018-03-08 03:11:39 PM  
One of our scientists isolated some bacteria that makes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxitox​i​n

The oral LD50 for humans is 5.7 μg/kg, therefore approximately 0.57 mg of saxitoxin (1/8th of a medium-sized grain of sand) is lethal if ingested and the lethal dose by injection is about ten times lower (approximately 0.6 μg/kg). The human inhalation toxicity of aerosolized saxitoxin is estimated to be 5 mg·min/m³. Saxitoxin can enter the body via open wounds and a lethal dose of 50 μg/person by this route has been suggested

There's a small vial in a -80C freezer here somewhere that has enough in it to kill every living person in the city, probably the county.

Homeland Security cares about you so much they came and took a sample for themselves.
 
2018-03-08 03:14:26 PM  
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2018-03-08 03:16:56 PM  
Paralyzed (NF) lyrics
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2018-03-08 03:27:48 PM  
This is why I hate the sea and everything in it.
 
2018-03-08 03:28:38 PM  
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2018-03-08 03:28:42 PM  

aseras: One of our scientists isolated some bacteria that makes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxitoxi​n

The oral LD50 for humans is 5.7 μg/kg, therefore approximately 0.57 mg of saxitoxin (1/8th of a medium-sized grain of sand) is lethal if ingested and the lethal dose by injection is about ten times lower (approximately 0.6 μg/kg). The human inhalation toxicity of aerosolized saxitoxin is estimated to be 5 mg·min/m³. Saxitoxin can enter the body via open wounds and a lethal dose of 50 μg/person by this route has been suggested

There's a small vial in a -80C freezer here somewhere that has enough in it to kill every living person in the city, probably the county.

Homeland Security cares about you so much they came and took a sample for themselves.


LD50 is the name of my Mudvayne cover band.
 
2018-03-08 03:30:30 PM  
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2018-03-08 03:35:48 PM  

eyeq360: brantgoose: Not just shellfish, crustaceans too, I imagine.

/ If you must have a punchline, here is a classic: Clams have legs!

Are crustaeans filter feeders? From what I've read, the paralytic shellfish poison is associated primarily to filter feeding bivalve mullosks like clams, mussels, and scallops who accumulate it in their bodies after eating certain types of algae species.


Primarily yes, but it will get into crabs and shrimp too. North coast of CA almost didn't have a crab season until a few weeks ago due to too high toxin levels, and what was out there not being "meaty" enough. Things that live life at the bottom absorb most of it. Local oysters aren't affected so much as the aquafarming is done from floating rafts and not on the sea bed.
 
2018-03-08 03:36:19 PM  

ScrimBoy: Subby wrote that on porpoise. Just for the halibut I'm sure.


You're such a cod, you.
 
2018-03-08 03:40:25 PM  

aseras: One of our scientists isolated some bacteria that makes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxitoxi​n

The oral LD50 for humans is 5.7 μg/kg, therefore approximately 0.57 mg of saxitoxin (1/8th of a medium-sized grain of sand) is lethal if ingested and the lethal dose by injection is about ten times lower (approximately 0.6 μg/kg). The human inhalation toxicity of aerosolized saxitoxin is estimated to be 5 mg·min/m³. Saxitoxin can enter the body via open wounds and a lethal dose of 50 μg/person by this route has been suggested

There's a small vial in a -80C freezer here somewhere that has enough in it to kill every living person in the city, probably the county.

Homeland Security cares about you so much they came and took a sample for themselves.


You learn something new every day:

After the 1969 ban on biological warfare by President Nixon, the US stockpiles of saxitoxin were destroyed, and development of saxitoxin as a military weapon ceased.

Nixon, huh?  Would not have guessed that.
 
2018-03-08 03:55:40 PM  
I can't help but shake my head at the use of the word "caught" in reference to mussels and oysters. It's like saying you went to the meadow and caught some daisies.
 
2018-03-08 03:59:15 PM  

fictional_character: aseras: One of our scientists isolated some bacteria that makes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxitoxi​n

The oral LD50 for humans is 5.7 μg/kg, therefore approximately 0.57 mg of saxitoxin (1/8th of a medium-sized grain of sand) is lethal if ingested and the lethal dose by injection is about ten times lower (approximately 0.6 μg/kg). The human inhalation toxicity of aerosolized saxitoxin is estimated to be 5 mg·min/m³. Saxitoxin can enter the body via open wounds and a lethal dose of 50 μg/person by this route has been suggested

There's a small vial in a -80C freezer here somewhere that has enough in it to kill every living person in the city, probably the county.

Homeland Security cares about you so much they came and took a sample for themselves.

You learn something new every day:

After the 1969 ban on biological warfare by President Nixon, the US stockpiles of saxitoxin were destroyed, and development of saxitoxin as a military weapon ceased.

Nixon, huh?  Would not have guessed that.


They'd have booted him out of the Rethuglican party today.  He also signed the clean air and water acts.

I'm not saying he wasn't evil, but he was less evil than most modern Rethuglicans.
 
2018-03-08 05:55:34 PM  

aseras: One of our scientists isolated some bacteria that makes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxitoxi​n

The oral LD50 for humans is 5.7 μg/kg, therefore approximately 0.57 mg of saxitoxin (1/8th of a medium-sized grain of sand) is lethal if ingested and the lethal dose by injection is about ten times lower (approximately 0.6 μg/kg). The human inhalation toxicity of aerosolized saxitoxin is estimated to be 5 mg·min/m³. Saxitoxin can enter the body via open wounds and a lethal dose of 50 μg/person by this route has been suggested

There's a small vial in a -80C freezer here somewhere that has enough in it to kill every living person in the city, probably the county.

Homeland Security cares about you so much they came and took a sample for themselves.


Why would anyone suggest that route?!!
 
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