This week we have wild razor clam toxin testing results to report. Toxin levels were below the regulatory limit considered safe for consumption. Commercially harvested shellfish are regulated by DEC and considered safe for consumption.
This week Chaetoceros sp. dominated in the Inner and Outer Bay. The Inner Bay phytoplankton samples in the years 2009-2013 also had Chaetoceros sp. dominating for many weeks during this same time period May – June. In the Outer Bay the same seasonal trend of Chaetoceros sp. dominating among the phytoplankton was seen in the years 2014, 2017, & 2018.
For more information on this Phytoplankton Update and the Qualitative Analysis of Phytoplankton Data, click here.