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Brown Trout Adapt to Polluted Water

Posted August 28, 2013 By Wayne

Canadian Angling. com (August 21, 2013) Brown trout have been found to adapt to contaminated water, in a recent study by King’s College and London University of Exeter (England). They found that a population of brown trout is surviving in the River Hayle in Cornwall, England. This river has extremely high concentrations of metals and they found out that these levels would quickly kill healthy fish from other unpolluted sites. They believe that they are able to adapt because of their genes. Read the remainder of this entry »

             

Do Fish Feel Pain?

Posted August 27, 2013 By Wayne

Canadian Angling.com (Aug. 28, 2013) — We have been asked many times, “Do fish feel pain?” Well, we have an answer for you: the latest research says that they don’t feel pain like we do. A team of researchers of fishery scientists, behavioral ecologists and neurobiologists have reached this consensus. Read the remainder of this entry »

             

New Type of Pollution: Pharmaceuticals

Posted June 24, 2013 By Wayne

June 24, 2013 (Canadian Angling.com): Recent studies are showing that aquatic life and water quality of streams, rivers, and lakes are being damaged by pharmaceuticals. A recent Ecological Paper focused on the damage and cost of these chemicals. We require further study to completely understand the effects on the environment and our fresh water. Read the remainder of this entry »

             

Honeybees at Risk, Are We Next?

Posted April 1, 2013 By Wayne

April 2, 2013 (Canadian Angling.com) Scientific studies in March have found that a combination of pesticides that are commonly used in agriculture are effecting the bee’s ability to learn and could interfere with the learning circuits in their brains. This is very important since the bees must forage to find floral food for the nest. Bees are one of the major pollinators of the human food supply and if they cant polinate, humans will lose many of our food sources. The study was published in Nature Communications by Dr. Christopher Connolly (University of Dundee). The team focused on two crop pesticides called neoicotinoid and coumaphos. Coumaphos is used to kill the parasitic Varroa mite which attacks the honey bee. Read the remainder of this entry »

             

Hydropower Dams Stopping Fish Migration

Posted February 10, 2013 By Wayne

Canadian Angling.com (Feb 11, 2013) Scientific studies recently have discovered that state of the art hydro dams, that were supposed to allow migratory fish (like steelhead, rainbow, brown trout, salmon, herring) to swim upstream to spawn, have failed to allow the fish upriver. This is amazing since there was fish passage systems (fish ladders), built into the dams. This has further ramifications as more hydro dams are planned worldwide. Read the remainder of this entry »