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Red tide halts Cedar Key clam harvesting

 For the first time in about 10 years, clam leases have been shut down in Cedar Key due to red tide.

The western portion of Cedar Key's leases, including Gulf Jackson and Pelican Reef, was closed Sept. 6 after officials found low to background quantities of dangerous microorganism Karenia brevis, known to produce a neurotoxin that affects vertebrates, including humans.

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