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

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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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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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This is horrific news! Great stuff Mike!
 

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There seems to be no limit to the places that humans can contaminate.

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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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Keith;120556 said:
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.
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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