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Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Is Bad–Links To Safe Shellfish Consumption

Here is a picture I took a few days ago of a sign posted at a Seattle beach.

This type of sign can be found at beaches across the nation and around the world.

I’d say that paralytic shellfish toxin is likely bad.

Here is what the Washington State Department of Health has to say about paralytic shellfish toxin.

It’ll make you real sick.

Here is a more complete sheet on marine toxins from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC offers guidelines on safely eating shellfish.

Here is the link to the Shellfish in the News section of The National Shellfisheries Association.

Here is the link to the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory at Rutgers University.

It is important to note that many of  these problems  come from natural causes and not manmade pollution.

Though anybody who has lived near large bodies of water is mindful of sewage overruns and industrial pollution.

July 26, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If This Fish Can Survive In Houston Ship Channel, Than We Can Also Survive Tough Environments And Hard Times

If you study the picture above, you will see a fish.

I don’t know what kind of fish that is, but I can tell you that it lives in the dirty waters of the Houston Ship Channel.

I took this picture last week on a drive around the Ship Channel area.

If that fish can live in that water, than we can survive in even the roughest environments and make it through the hardest times. 

That green/black fish is an inspiration to us all.

October 5, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

In Galveston Today—Extinct Fish, Sea Monsters, Mermaids, Merbabies And Neptune

What do I hope to see and film in Galveston today when I go down to the island with my new Flip Camera to film some videos for this blog?

(Update–Here is the video I recorded in Galveston.)

Extinct sea beasts ( Here is information on prehistoric fish.)  

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Sea monsters  (Here are drawings of all types of sea monsters) —

Mermaids ( Here are mermaids from the American Museum of Natural History.) —

Mermaids with merbabies (Yep–That’s a real painting. By an Arnold Bocklin who lived from 1827 until 1901. Check out this one.)

And, of course, Neptune himself  (Here is a measure of information on Neptune.) —

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Here are some things you might also see if you visit Galveston.

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February 27, 2009 Posted by | Art, Blogging, Galveston | , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments