posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 01:00 PM
CHEMICAL contamination from farm runoff has been blamed after millions of fish larvae in the Noosa River were found to have grown two heads.
The disfigured larvae are thought to have been affected by one of two popular farm chemicals, either the insecticide endosulphan or the fungicide
carbendazim, the Courier Mail reports.
Former NSW fisheries scientist and aquaculture veterinarian Matt Landos yesterday called on the Federal Government to ban the chemicals and urgently
Dr Landos said about 90 per cent of larvae spawned at the Sunland Fish Hatchery from bass taken from the river were deformed and all died within 48
"It certainly looks like the fish have been exposed to something in the river," Dr Landos said.
"I wouldn't like to be having kids and living next to a place that uses these chemicals and I wouldn't like to be drinking tank water where they
are in use."
How many rivers have these chemicals in them? How much of this are we and our children drinking? I didnt even know a 2 headed fish was possible...