Male English sole are producing egg proteins in their bodies, and the problem is worse than we thought when Blogfish first brought you the news. It's not just the guys having trouble, females are producing eggs in the offseason and becomming sexually mature at younger ages.
It's not just happening in Seattle, and it's not just happening to fish. One doctor goes so far to suggest that some widespread changes in our culture may be caused by the same feminizing process that is affecting Seattle's fish. Now that's a big idea.
Birth control pills, detergent, plastic bottles, and yes, makeup all contribute to the problem, which is at it's worst where a sewage outfall dumps into Elliot Bay.
King County is planning to sell treated wastewater to a golf course, I wonder if the golfers are keen on the idea? Maybe cosmetic sales will go up in the pro shop.Tweet