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Carbon dioxide contributes to cod cataracts

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FISH HEALTH NOTES BY ROD GETCHELL

LAKE PLACID, NY – Atlantic cod cataracts focused my attention during the most recent Eastern Fish Health Workshop held here the week of April 23. After viewing more than 100 presentations, I am not joking about the focusing remark.

Kevin Neves, one of many University of Maine researchers at the meeting, did an excellent job describing how elevated levels of carbon dioxide dissolved in seawater may be causing cataracts to form in young codfish raised at the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin, ME.

 

Read the rest and much, much more in Issue 3, 2012 of Fish Farming News.  Download now for immediate access and keep the .pdf for future reference.

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