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All Puffed Up

By Tim Grollimund / 06/08/2017

A Marine Life Series Column about puffer fish and their toxins Smashwords Puffers are related to boxfish, and are also toxic, but in a different way.  I found many references to two toxins, tetrodotoxin (TTX) and saxitoxin (STX), which are nerve agents.  They are chemically distinct, but act on the nervous system similarly.  And of […]