Travel Health Alert: Toxic algae affecting some of Tasmania’s seafood

Posted on January 24, 2013 • Filed under: Australia, Tourist Warning

As reported by, “The latest bloom, affecting shellfish, crabs and rock lobsters between Nine Pin Point and Huon Point, including Cygnet, is caused by gymnodinium catenatum.It is a different algae to alexandrium tamarense, the culprit in the closure of East Coast fisheries in November, but produces similar toxins.” Read Article

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