Beaches closed due to Red Tide

6/11 Seattle Times
Red tide closes beaches in Clallam, Whatcom counties
By Susan Gilmore
Seattle Times staff reporter
The state Department of Health has closed the recreational shellfish harvest on beaches in Clallam and Whatcom counties due to dangerous levels of red tide.
Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP), or red tide, has been detected at dangerously high concentrations in shellfish samples collected from coastal beaches, the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Clallam County and throughout Whatcom County, said the Health Department.
Commercial beaches are sampled separately and commercial products should be safe to eat, said health officials.
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