Young sockeye salmon from B.C.’s Fraser watershed are infected with higher levels of sea lice after swimming past salmon farms, a new study has found.
And those salmon carry an “order of magnitude more” of the parasites than salmon that don’t swim past salmon farms, said a study published in PloS One this week.
It’s not clear what problems could result from the infections, said the lead author of the study, Michael Price, a biologist with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
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