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Lethal toxin in local waterway reaches highest levels ever measured, but turtle die-off remains a mystery

In addition to hundreds of dead turtles, thousands of dead bunker and at least three sea birds on the shores of Flanders Bay worry environmental scientists.

County warns about shellfish from local creeks & poisonous biotoxin with suspected link to turtle die-off

The Suffolk County Health Department is warning residents against eating shellfish harvested from tributaries of the Peconic Estuary due to the presence of a marine biotoxin known to cause paralytic shellfish poisoning, a serious and potentially lethal illness in humans.
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