Nov 3, 2015

Don’t eat Dungeness crab, California health department warns

United States
by
Nanette Asimov and Paolo Lucchesi
,
SF Gate
A crab walks on the stand under in the ocean at Linda Mar in Pacifica, Calif. on October 7, 2015. Photo: Brian Feulner
A crab walks on the stand under in the ocean at Linda Mar in Pacifica, Calif. on October 7, 2015. Photo: Brian Feulner

The California Department of Public Health is warning that potentially deadly levels of domoic acid have been found in Dungeness crab and rock crab caught along the coastline between Oregon and the southern border of Santa Barbara County..Boat owners believe this summer’s warmer coastal water — 60-plus degrees on average, instead of the typical 54 degrees — is behind the toxic bloom.