SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The start of the commercial dungeness crab season has been delayed because of a toxin found in the water.

Health officials say the toxin, likely brought on by warming ocean temperatures, has sickened or killed seabirds, seals and whales throughout the region.

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The state delayed the recreational season earlier this week, but now the commercial season has been delayed.

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The commercial season was slated to start on Nov. 15.

 

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