An infected salmon fry in BC's pristine ocean. I wonder why?
Go to this post and look at the several images of liced-up, infected salmon fry, and their abnormal behaviour - salmon fry, Broughton Archipelago, BC: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1825691990992687&set=np.1465138755420656.100001711032000&type=3&theater.
Here is the comment from John Werring, biologist, Suzuki Foundation:
So ... I am a louse. Throughout evolution my predatory instincts have been fine-tuned to ensure the survival of my species. We naturally "attack" our prey and affix ourselves to the most convenient place on the body of our prey where we can feed (like near the anal fin or at the base of the pectoral fins) ... Places where we will not be dislodged.
These photos show otherwise. So many lice are attacking the prey that there are no longer any ideal fixation points. They are on the fins (no real blood flow there), sides, back, top of head ... Anywhere where there is a possible point of contact ... Seems a little out of the ordinary.
Here is the comment from Claudette Bethune, scientist:
Too small for so many lice....Excellent work again Dr. Morton! "The global expansion of aquaculture has changed the structure of fish populations in coastal environments, with implications for disease dynamics. In Pacific Canada, farmed salmon act as reservoir hosts for parasites and pathogens, including sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis and Caligus clemensi) that can transmit to migrating wild salmon. Assessing the impact of salmon farms on wild salmon requires regular monitoring of sea-louse infections on both farmed and wild fish. Since 2001, we have collected juvenile pink (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) and chum (O. keta) salmon annually at three sites in the Broughton Archipelago in British Columbia, Canada, during the annual juvenile-salmon migration from freshwater to the open ocean. " http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecy.1438/full.
And you will know from posts to this site that the disease PRV has been found currently on fish farms in BC. Fish farms bleed 56 billion viral particles per hour into the sea.
There are 30 fish farms in the Broughton's.
Do you think anyone would eat the Buckhead Beef distributed Skuna Bay fish farm fish in the USA after viewing this series of photos?
I don't think so.