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Seattle’s Salmon on Cocaine, Oxycodone, Valium, Prozac and Xanax
Recent studies of Puget Sound fish indicate rising levels of drugs in our waters, especially in estuaries downstream from the wastewater plants. Two species of fish – free-ranging juvenile Chinook salmon and adult staghorn sculpin, a bottom-feeding species that seldom ranges far from home - were analyzed for 150 chemical compounds, along with levels of intoxicants in the water itself.

92 of those compounds were found in the fish. As a result, many researchers are now sounding alarms about the impact our consumption patterns and failing treatments are having on water quality.



 
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San Diego’s 23rd annual Operation Clean Sweep - Since 1990, Operation Clean Sweep has had at least one volunteer finds a truly notable object; including a telephone booth, baby stroller, a toilet and a dishwasher. To make the event a little more competitive, there is now an Unusual Trash Competition in which judges decide on the most unique item found in the depths of the bay.


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