"At 80 degrees, Vibrio bacteria double within one hour."
(Department of Health)
The morning of April 30th DOH reacted and warned shellfish growers of the increased risk to consumers from the naturally occurring bacteria, Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp), which mid-day minus tides and unseasonably high temperatures brings. Today, Shelton's day time high temperature is forecast to be 80 degrees. The May 1 high is forecast to be 82 degrees.
April 30 Temperature/Tide
(Taylor Shellfish oysters are grown
between -1 and +4)
May 1 Temperature/Tide