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Something Fishy Is Going on With Bass in the Potomac
Updated: Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2005 - 4:21 AM
Mark Segraves, WTOP Radio
Colleen Kelleher, wtopnews.com

WASHINGTON -- Along the South Branch of the Potomac River, something fishy is going on with the male fish. And the products you're using in your home may be to blame. The male fish are behaving like female fish. "In the male gonads, there are immature eggs," says Vicki Blazer, a U.S. Geological Survey fish pathologist who works at the national fish health lab in Kearneysville, W. Va. [Read More]
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Re: IS Fish: Something Fishy Is Going on With Bass in the Potomac
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2005, 07:38:14 am »
it may be Estrogen from the waste at the nearby chicken processing plants that is getting into the water.

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Re: IS Fish: Something Fishy Is Going on With Bass in the Potomac
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2005, 08:18:22 am »
Interesting article.  I guess they should post signs warning the public that "Swimming in these waters may cause involuntary gender reassignment"  But then it could become the Trans Capitol of the World  ;D

Steph

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Re: IS Fish: Something Fishy Is Going on With Bass in the Potomac
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2005, 02:09:59 pm »
lol Steph, I can just picture it. A mass migration of TS's to the Potomac!

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