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06 September 2006

Concern over 'intersex' fish

An article in the online (via MSNBC) version of the Washington Post headlined Potomac's 'intersex' fish raise pollution fears caught my eye. Is this new news? This concern over hormone-mimicking pesticides and other pollutants has been raised by scientists for years. Is it significant now because it's showing up in the Potomac River? Or is this just another form of "global warming doesn't exist - oh, wait...maybe it does"?

  • On 9/15/2006 3:50 PM, Anonymous Andy said…

    I wrote on my own blog, oh years ago now, that they've found significant levels of Prozac in the UK drinking water supply. Goddess knows how much of that stuff you folks across the water must be swallowing every day with the highest number of people on Prozac in the whole world!

    They also noted high levels of chemicals from the contraceptive pill, which some theorise accounts for males of many species developing female characteristics and, most tellingly, losing fertility. x

     
  • On 9/15/2006 11:18 PM, Blogger Paul Decelles said…

    Fish are also pretty sensitive to various sorts of hormone mimics such as dioxins etc. That makes sense since gender in fish is pretty fluid any way in a lot of species.

     
  • On 9/27/2006 4:11 AM, Blogger Wonder said…

    We know pollution can do this in very little amounts, roundup.

    But what if it is normal. Intersex fish, intersex humans. And those are not the only species either. even polar bears.

    what if it is normal

    and as we were born they change us to fit a perfection preverted

    a sad and odd feeling that gives me as a suttle truth, we evolve.

    over look spelling, I am hillbilly

     

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