[News]: Man-made chemicals pollute deep-sea squids - Thaindian.com

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Man-made chemicals pollute deep-sea squids
    [SIZE=-1]Thaindian.com, Thailand - 1 hour ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]... important short-finned squid Illex illecebrosus, as well as cockatoo squid, “vampire squid”, and the large jelly-like octopus Haliphron atlanticus. ...[/SIZE]


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    [News]: Persistent Man-made Chemical Pollutants Found In Deep-sea Octopods ... - Sci


    Persistent Man-made Chemical Pollutants Found In Deep-sea Octopods ...
    [SIZE=-1]Science Daily (press release) - 13 hours ago[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]“The cephalopod species we analyzed span a wide range of sizes and represent an important component of the oceanic food web,” Vecchione said. ...[/SIZE]


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  3. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    This is horrific news! Great stuff Mike!
     
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    There seems to be no limit to the places that humans can contaminate.

    Greg
     
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    Next stop for human destruction...alpha centuri. What are some examples of the POPs they talk of?
     
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    i would've thought that by 2,000 meters any contaminants would dicipate to a non-dangerous level. there must be a lot! thats horrible.
     
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    It's not clear that the contaminants are in high concentrations in their environment, just their prey. If the deep water cephs feed on animals that either move in the water column, or animals that eat "marine snow" falling from above or filter feeders on the bottom, and therefore build up this stuff before it gets to that level, it may be more about migration of contaminated animals than about the level where the deepwater cephs actually live.
     
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    Basically, if it lives and feeds, we're guilty. Ah pollution.
     

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