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Probable Chlorine Exposure Kills 21,000 Fish at UC Davis
Threatened and endangered species were among the dead, likely poisoned overnight by a chlorination system used to decontaminate the animals’ tank water.
Probable Chlorine Exposure Kills 21,000 Fish at UC Davis
Probable Chlorine Exposure Kills 21,000 Fish at UC Davis

Threatened and endangered species were among the dead, likely poisoned overnight by a chlorination system used to decontaminate the animals’ tank water.

Threatened and endangered species were among the dead, likely poisoned overnight by a chlorination system used to decontaminate the animals’ tank water.

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Antibiotics Given to Moths Spur Upregulation of Growth Genes
Devin A. Reese | Mar 1, 2022 | 2 min read
A new study has identified a molecular tradeoff between growth and immunity in moths in response to the administration of subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics, a common practice in animal husbandry.
Two researchers take samples from salmon using dissecting tools and small sample collection tubes.
Farmed Atlantic Salmon Likely Passed Virus to Wild Pacific Salmon
Abby Olena | May 27, 2021 | 4 min read
New genomic analyses reveal that piscine orthoreovirus first came to the Pacific in 1989, around the same time that salmon farms in the area started importing Atlantic salmon eggs from Europe.
Fishy Behavior: Prof Allegedly Profited from School Caviar Sales
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 29, 2018 | 2 min read
A University of Georgia fisheries researcher, who is head of the school’s program to farm-raise sturgeon and sell their salt-cured eggs, is expected to retire this week.
More Than 300,000 Atlantic Salmon Spill into Pacific
Jef Akst | Aug 22, 2017 | 2 min read
A fish farm blamed the “exceptionally high tides” resulting from yesterday’s solar eclipse for net failure. Authorities have authorized limitless takes of the invaders.
Vegan Gators
John H. Tibbetts | Dec 1, 2015 | 4 min read
Researchers are converting carnivores into herbivores in a bid to make raising animals such as alligators, trout, and salmon more sustainable.
Vegetarian Aquaculture
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2015 | 1 min read
Go behind the scenes at labs where researchers are finding ways of switching from meat-based to plant-based feeds.
How Green Are Your Fish?
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2012 | 1 min read
Farmed salmon may have more in common with their more expensive wild-caught counterparts than consumers are led to believe.
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