How has exposure to chemical contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay region led to intersex characteristics in fish?

Produced by Will Parson
Music/Audio: “A Moment of Jazz” by Ancelin



Lawrence Olsavsky

The same thing is happening to smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River (a major polluter of the Chesapeake Bay) in Pennsylvania on a large scale. The Pennsylvania state legislature has refused the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission's recommendation to declare the Susquehanna River an "Impaired Waterway," the result being less required pollution abatement.


This is very interesting data, and if some of the males can give birth, would the babies be the same as them or different, and would they help boom the fish population. Do they have oil in their bodies?

Yana Radman

This is great info. Thanks for sharing.

This article is really intresting and a little scary.

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