Natural Resources

Seafood Safety Check

Ellen Preece wants to know if microcystins, liver-damaging toxins produced by algal blooms in freshwater lakes, accumulate in Puget Sound seafood. Thanks in part to a grant from the Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund and a number of other like-minded sources, she’s not the only one who will soon find out.

Ellen Preece prepares a mussel sample for testing in the lab.