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High Rate of Tumors in Catfish from the Anocostia River in Washington, D.C.

Date Posted: August 12, 2003

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office has released their final report on the 2000-2001 tumor survey of the tidal Potomac River watershed. The survey found that brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus), a species of catfish, collected from the Anacostia River in Washington, DC had high rates of both liver and skin tumors. SEE "FULL STORY" LINK (BELOW).

Contacts:

Fred Pinkney(410) 573-4500

Links:
FULL STORY

Last updated: February 13, 2013