Sunday, March 13, 2011

POLLUTION:Domoic acid may be reason for sardine kill in California.

Why we need close inspection of our fisheries in the Bay of Fundy. Art


Millions of dead sardines with neurotoxin to be used as food fertilizer

More than 85 tons of sardines that died late Monday in King Harbor, California, have been scooped up and hauled away to a composting center where they will be turned into fertilizer. High levels of a powerful neurotoxin were found in their bodies. Domoic acid has been linked to neurological disorders, illnesses and deaths of seabirds, sea lions, sea otters and whales. When it accumulates in edible fish and shellfish, it can sicken humans. University of Southern California biologist David Caron warned that animals feasting on the sardines will probably die. So why are they putting the sardines in human food fertilizer? ~ Ed.
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