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Beach Sign

November 5, 2011

I have been wanting to share this picture I snapped a couple weeks ago at one of the local beaches, but I haven’t found the time to do so until now. It’s not unusual to read signs that are written in English and Spanish here in California, but I was very surprised to see this one particular sign that was also written in Vietnamese. I had no idea this part of San Diego attracted so many Vietnamese tourists, or at least those who know how to read it!

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  1. ollie permalink
    November 7, 2011 1:47 pm

    Why can’t we eat them? Why? What if we are hungry?

  2. Sam permalink
    November 10, 2011 4:30 pm

    The reason is usually biotoxin contamination. Do not ignore this sign if you value your health and your life:

    http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/hab/habs_toxins/marine_biotoxins/index.html

    My guess as to why the sign is also in Vietnamese: that culture is more used to eating shellfish (and foraged shellfish) than some others, thus they are more at risk.

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