Stormwater Runoff Pollutes Potomac, Believed to Cause Mutations in Fish
Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:51 PM
Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:06 PM
I predict that more intersex fish problems will be found in other North American rivers in the near future.
I'm pretty sure similar findings have been found elsewhere, but right now I can't remember where those locations are. Pretty sure there is more than one other.
It seems to me that there are likely other compounds in effluent and stormwater to affect fish in small concentrations that we do not yet pay attention to. Hormone-like chemicals especially can have considerable effects on physiology in small concentrations. I think we only hear about feminized fish because it is more exciting in the news.
Just thought that this subject is excellent food for thought for our group - the effect of effluent and stormwater on the physiology of aquatic organisms.
Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:42 PM
Posted 20 November 2008 - 07:58 PM
The first I ever heard about it outside of literature was near Denver several years ago.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 07:57 PM
you could almost walk on it. With that may years of pollution I imagine there are/were all sorts of
strange creatures long before that study was done...Jim
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