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Health concerns raised over two-headed fish

By T.K. Randall
February 25, 2012 · Comment icon 11 comments

Image Credit: Ken Hammond
Authorities have been investigating environmental factors that could have created a trout with two heads.
Concerns that there could be something in the water in Southern Idaho have resulted in a review of the area by health and environmental authorities. The findings have spawned a war of words between a local mining company who commissioned the report and the Fish and Wildlife Service whose views on the presence of selenium in the water couldn't be any more different.
Does the existence of two-headed trout mean things are just fine in Southern Idaho's waterways? According to The New York Times, that's more or less the conclusion drawn by the J. R. Simplot mining company, which commissioned a study including photos of two-headed trout spawned from fish caught in Southern Idaho creeks.


Source: Huffington Post | Comments (11)




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Comment icon #2 Posted by Paracelse 12 years ago
I wonder if they would be half as easy to catch? Depends how suicidal they are!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Still Waters 12 years ago
I wonder if they would be half as easy to catch? Depends how suicidal they are! I wouldn't fancy eating them anyway
Comment icon #4 Posted by Paracelse 12 years ago
I wouldn't fancy eating them anyway Totally agreed
Comment icon #5 Posted by Verneph 12 years ago
Just because you've found a two-headed fish doesn't automatically mean the water is polluted. This type of mutation is seen quite often in many different species of animals from snakes to cats to even humans. The water should be tested, sure, but there's no need to raise a big stink about it.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Still Waters 12 years ago
Just because you've found a two-headed fish doesn't automatically mean the water is polluted. You're right of course. Still, you can eat them all then
Comment icon #7 Posted by angi chiesa 12 years ago
well I am more interested in fat chickens with four legs.I have never got round to eating a fish head
Comment icon #8 Posted by RadishSpirit 12 years ago
One head trout with two body next please double the meat!
Comment icon #9 Posted by King Fluffs 12 years ago
I'm afraid of two headed fish...
Comment icon #10 Posted by jbefumo 12 years ago
Wonder if the same factors are responsible for so many voters with no brains?
Comment icon #11 Posted by chainsawcam 12 years ago
#10 well said !!


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