11 September 2013

• “Despite Contaminated Harbor, One Species Thrives”


”There's something wrong with the killifish in New Bedford Harbor. They should be dead.

”Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducting a two-decade-long study of killifish say that the ones thriving in the harbor are contaminated with levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that are so high the fish ‘should not be able to survive.’

“…a spokesman for the Department of Environmental Protection, said bluefish and striped bass from the harbor have higher levels of PCBs than bluefish and striped bass from other areas.”

Read the full article at this link: SouthCoastToday.com


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