Category: Botulism

Type E Botulism strikes again in the Great Lakes 0

Type E Botulism strikes again in the Great Lakes

“The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) announced (on Friday, December 6, 2013) that Type E botulism has again struck the eastern basin of Lake Ontario this fall resulting in sizable mortality...

Great Lakes Botulism Epidemic 0

Great Lakes Botulism Epidemic

Dr. Ted Leighton explains the effects of the deadly Botulism toxin affecting wildlife in the great lakes of Canada. Alien mussel species and the Round Gobie are the root cause of botulism killing birds...

Botulism from mussels kills birds in Ontario 0

Botulism from mussels kills birds in Ontario

Dr. Ted Leighton describes how Zebra Mussels and Quagga Mussels are killing thousands of birds and fish through the spreading of the deadly botulism toxin.

Type E Botulism on the Great lakes – Fall 2011 0

Type E Botulism on the Great lakes – Fall 2011

Since mid-August, dead fish and birds have been appearing on the beaches in Nottawasaga Bay in southeastern Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. An estimated 200 or more sturgeon, as well as whitefish and other...