15 December 2008

California Stripers Born Deformed

"An alarming report released by UC Davis Professor David Ostrach documents the maternal transfer of pollutants to striper larva in Central Valley rivers and the California Delta, resulting in stunted and deformed fry.

"Photo: The top fish is a normal striped bass larva from a hatchery mother. The bottom fish is an abnormal striped bass larva from a river mother. The green arrows indicate areas of abnormal fluid accumulation, yellow areas indicate blistering and dead tissue, and red arrow indicates skeletal abnormality/curvature of the spinal cord. (David Ostrach/UC Davis)"

Read the complete article at: Central Valley

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