Fascinating and Frightening. It’s difficult for dystopian fiction to keep up with fact.
New study finds liver damage and tumors in fish living a mile deep off the coast of France
FRISCO — As big and as deep as Earth’s oceans are, they’re still feeling the sting of human-caused pollution. Even a mile down, some fish have liver pathologies, tumors and other types of health problems that are often linked with exposure to toxic chemicals and carcinogens, according to a new study conducted in the Bay of Biscay, off the coast of France.
The study also discovered the first case of a deep water fish species with an “intersex” condition, a blend of male and female sex organs. The sampling was done in an area with no apparent point-source pollution, and appears to reflect general ocean conditions.
“Deep in the ocean one might have thought that the level of…
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