Tiny Parasite Poses Big Threat To Southern Shrimp

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Shrimp infected with black gill disease.

Courtesy of biointel.org

Tiny Parasite Poses Big Threat To Southern Shrimp

It’s likely that Americans will be eating much less of the country’s most popular seafood in the coming year because of a disease that researchers say is responsible for a massive die-off of the species along the southern Atlantic coast. Mel Bell, director of the South Carolina Office of Fisheries Management, tells us what he knows about the situation.

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Music: “Song of the Shrimp” by Elvis Presley; “Mozart Sonata KV331 in A Major” by Uakti

It’s likely that Americans will be eating much less of the country’s most popular seafood in the coming year because of a disease that researchers say is responsible for a massive die-off of the species along the southern Atlantic coast. Mel Bell, director of the South Carolina Office of Fisheries Management, tells us what he knows about the situation.

A Dog Walks Into A Nursing Home And… A few years ago, when journalist and Rhodes Scholar Sue Halpern discovered her Labradoodle had grown into a bored adolescent, she decided to find her canine companion a job – as a therapy dog. Sue tells the story of what happened next, which is also the subject of her book "A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life From an Unlikely Teacher."

Fin Flap: Why did animals with limbs become the first land dwellers, instead of animals with fins? Sandra Tsing Loh of The Loh Down on Science attempts to solve an evolutionary mystery.

Music: “Song of the Shrimp” by Elvis Presley; “Mozart Sonata KV331 in A Major” by Uakti

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The findings about this parasites seems really alarming. It seems like this is a big threat to people's health. - Dave Contarino

January 6, 2014 - 11:37pm