amnesic shellfish poisoning

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amnesic shellfish poisoning

Poisoning caused by consumption of crabs and shellfish contaminated with domoic acid, causing permanent short-term memory loss, brain damage, and, in severe cases, death.
See also: poisoning
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Over the last two decades, domoic acid poisoning has been responsible for the strandings and deaths of thousands of pinnipeds along US shores--elephant seals, harbor seals, Guadalupe and northern fur seals.
Some scientists now think that the crazy birds that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's thriller 'The Birds' were actually experiencing domoic acid poisoning.
Accordingly, we used levels measured in preterm CSL fetuses, a life stage in which domoic acid poisoning commonly occurs.
KEY WORDS: ASP, domoic acid poisoning, ELISA, mussels, scallops, razor clams, test kit
I went out to the Malibu Lagoon and confirmed there were 15 out of a group of 70 pelicans suffering from domoic acid poisoning," said Dmytryk, who has been checking the lagoon twice a day and taking sick birds to the International Bird Rescue Research Center in San Pedro.
More otters die from complications caused by biotoxins and domoic acid poisoning than are returned to the wild.
9, 1998--The Washington Department of Health and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife jointly announced today that the proposed razor clam season has been postponed due to elevated levels of a marine toxin called domoic acid, which causes Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning in people and Domoic Acid Poisoning in animals.
BACKGROUND: California sea lions have a large body burden of organochlorine pesticides, and over the last decade they have also been subject to domoic acid poisoning.
There are no known cases of whales dying from domoic acid poisoning on the West Coast, although they do eat some things that could be contaminated, officials said.
Domoic acid poisoning and mussel-associated intoxication: preliminary investigations into the response of mice and rats to toxic mussel extract.
In collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's CoastWatch program, they plan to develop products for coastal managers such as charts of conditions that raise the risk of domoic acid poisoning of shellfish.
Ventura County is where the majority of animals are coming up right now with domoic acid poisoning.