Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pesticide mixtures hurt salmon

What happens when salmon get a snootfull of toxic chemicals? It's not good, and it's not a big surprise that it's not good. But hey, somebody had to prove it.

This study shows that real world levels of pesticides make it harder for salmon to smell, which is how they find their way home in their miraculous migration.

According to study author Keith Tierney:

"Our results indicate salmon restoration efforts may meet with limited success unless water quality issues are resolved first."
Lest you think this is alarmist bunkum, here's more on how pesticides are bad for salmon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Alarmist bunkum...well said!!