Dude looks like a lady
February 23 2008 | Jim's Blog,
First time I heard about this... I found it hard to believe.
Male fish off the coast of Los Angeles are turning into females.
"Study finds human medicines altering marine biology
Sewage-treatment plants in Southern California are failing to remove hormones and hormone-altering chemicals from water that gets flushed into coastal ocean waters, according to the results of a study released Saturday... preliminary findings were part of the most ambitious study to date on the effect of emerging chemical contaminants in coastal oceans. It confirms the findings of smaller pilot studies from 2005 that discovered male fish in the ocean were developing female characteristics" more
This, is very scary.
We, the human race, have operated under the attitude that the ocean is our dump. We seem to think the ocean is infinite and there is an endless supply of fish and oceanic species.
We are... wrong.
The hubris in our attitude is alarming.
There are so many things you can do. Plug into any environmental organization and engage... once you're in what you need to do will come to you quite easily.
Images: aqua-fish.net, move.com