Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 11:22:48 -0800
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From: Nancy Smith <cypraea@NANSAIDH.US>
Subject: Re: Biotoxins- toxicity of marine gastropods
P.S. It was "Saxitoxin", I just remembered the name they specified.
But what about that algae bloom that some of the crustaceans, etc
ingested... they showed that little crab (smaller than the palm of one's
hand) that had enough of the toxin in it to kill thousands of people, the
Reply to both Andrew and Jordan, It's a tie guys. The blue ringed octopus
and the puffer fish both have the same toxin present -- Tetrodotoxin (TTX).
I'm sure there may be differences in amount ingested versus injected