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Physical Changes to Fish Species may be Linked to Water Quality
Florida Gulf Coast University researchers are looking for answers to what is potentially causing female mosquito fish to develop male characteristics, prevent potential harm to people and find deeper answers to water quality issues in Southwest Florida.

Dr. Nora Demers, an FGCU professor, told us chemicals found in herbicides, pesticides, medications and shampoos may affect the development of some changes being seen in mosquitofish.

Demers said these changes are brought about by endocrine disruptors, which are chemicals that can impact developmental and reproductive systems in animals.

 
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Grass Carp Discoveries Concern Wisconsin Fisheries Officials - The grass carp is an herbivorous freshwater fish which is cultivated in China for food, but deliberately introduced in the United States in 1963 for aquatic weed control. While it is considered an invasive species in the US, it is still stocked in many states as an effective biocontrol for invasive plant species.


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