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Shellfish Poisoning Resources


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Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) is a serious illness that is caused by eating shellfish contaminated with dinoflagellate algae (e.g., Alexandrium spp.) that produce harmful saxitoxins.

Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning

Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) is another serious illness that is caused by eating shellfish contaminated with diatoms from the genus Pseudo-nitzchia that produce the harmful toxin, domoic acid (DA).

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