Pfiesteria blamed unfairly for fish sores?
Bloody sores emblematic of fish kills may have been unfairly blamed on Pfiesteria toxins when the real culprits could be fungi.
1998. USGS finds fungus to be a cause of fish lesions in Chesapeake. U.S. Geological Survey Press Release (Sept. 30). Available at http://www.usgs.gov/public/press/public_affairs/press_releases/pr647m.html.
Mlot, C. 1997. Feds tackle toxic cell. Science News 152(Oct. 4):213.
______. 1997. The rise in toxic tides. Science News 152(Sept. 27):202.
______. 1997. Unraveling a fish killers toxic ways. Science News 152(Sept. 6):149.
Raloff, J. 1998. Fine-tuning federal water policies. Science News 153(March 7):159.
North Carolina State University's Web site about Pfiesteria is available at http://www2.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/project/aquatic_botany/pfiest.html.
U.S. Geological Survey Science Center
National Fish Health Laboratory
1700 Leetown Road
Kearneysville, WV 25430
Michael J. Dykstra
North Carolina State University
4700 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27906
Michael J. Mac
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192
Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences
College of William and Mary
Department of Environmental Sciences
Gloucester Point, VA 23062
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