SEATTLE — Officials in Washington state say they’re delaying the start of Dungeness crab season by two weeks because of harmful algae.
KING-TV reports that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday that the opening of the season on Washington’s coast is being moved from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16.
Officials report that the crabs contain domoic acid that can build up in shellfish and is like poison for the brain for anyone who consumes the crabs. They say it can lead to short-term memory loss and even death.
Officials also report that the crabs are low in meat and need more time to grow.
Forks harriers make all-league
FORKS — Forks boys and girls dominated the Evergreen 1A All-League Cross Country with nine Spartans making each team, made up of the top 10 finishers at the Evergreen 1A meet in October.
Six girls and three boys from Forks made the teams. The Forks girls went on as a team to finish 11th in the 1A state cross country meet.
Making the team for the boys were Samuel Gomez (first at the Evergreen 1A meet); Luis Perez, seventh and Hugo Sandoval, eighth.
The girls got the top six positions. Making Evergreen League 1A were Enid Ensastegui, first; Marissa Bailey, second; Madelyn Archibald, third; Karen Ensastegui, fourth; Melisa Galindo, fifth; and Sylvia Torres, sixth.
Peninsula Daily News and the Associated Press