Yeah, that’s a headline that’s fitting for 2020, but it’s sadly very accurate. Per the Los Angeles Times, a new study published in the journal “Science” details how certain chemicals in microplastics – used in making tires – wash off roadways during rainstorms and cause sudden death to the coho salmon living in streams that received the tainted rainwater.
It’s a fascinating study, which you can read more about here.
By: Spencer Durrant
Title: Scientists Link Salmon Deaths to Tires
Sourced From: midcurrent.com/2020/12/04/scientists-link-salmon-deaths-to-tires/
Published Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2020 08:59:40 +0000