Category Archives: Pufferfish Poisoning

Saxitoxin and Ciguatera – More Killers From The Sea

Last week I blogged about pufferfish and the lethal tetradotoxin that they contain, and we discussed their use as possible murder weapons. Today I want to talk about a couple of other interesting sea toxins that could be incorporated into … Continue reading

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A Most Lethal Toxin From the Sea!

Sea toxins have become very popular as tools of murder, both on television as well as in murder mysteries over the last few years. One of the most popular, and one of the best known, is Fugu, the Japanese name … Continue reading

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Killers from the Sea – Part 1

In last week’s blog, I discussed Water Poisons, specifically Cyanobacteria and Red Tide.  Today I want to dive deeper (pun intended) into the subject of sea toxins and discuss one of my favorites: Fugu. Specifically, Fugu is the Japanese pufferfish and … Continue reading

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