Entire Oregon coast closed for razor clam digging after marine toxin levels skyrocket

Oregon Fish and Wildlife announced the entire Oregon coast from Columbia River south to the California border is closed for razor clams and mussels after the Department of Agriculture found unsafe levels of domoic acid.

Test results showed levels of domoic acid – a natural toxin produced by certain types of marine algae, can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities – had exceeded the 20 parts per million (PPM) cut off.

Clatsop Beaches showed levels at 34.0 PPM in razor clams and at Coos Bay North Jetty it was 110.0 PPM; and for mussels at Cape Meares Mussels

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