Health / Science / Virginia

Sexual oddities plague bass in Chesapeake Bay tributaries

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — In 2002, smallmouth bass began to sicken and die by the thousands in Chesapeake Bay tributaries. Alarmed, federal scientists began retrieving fish for study from big rivers such as the Potomac, the Susquehanna, the Shenandoah, the upper James. “They had bacterial infections, they had fungal infections, they had parasite infections,” … Continue reading