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Salmon in Hot Water

Rearing juvenile salmon at the relatively high temperatures causes skeletal deformities in the fish. This occurs when salmon farmers use warmed water to increase fish growth rates.

Production of bone and cartilage were disrupted when the high temperature water was used.

According to Eurekalert:

“The researchers reared 400 fish in 10 [degrees Centigrade] water and another 400 at 16 [degrees Centigrade]. The fish in the 16 [degrees Centigrade] water grew faster, but 28 percent were found to show some signs of skeletal deformity, compared to 8 percent of the fish reared in the cooler tank.”

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