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sea louse

lay term for Cnidaria larvae which cause sunbather's eruption.

sea louse

(sē lows)
The very small larvae of the thimble jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata).
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For the new study, he and his colleagues obtained proprietary monthly sea lice data from fish farms in the region, giving what they call a fuller picture of the salmon decline in 2001--2002 than the previous analyses, which relied on sea lice counts from wild fish only.
We have been reducing the amount of sea lice to levels that are below areas where there are no salmon farms [and] we are getting much better at feeding our fish in a way that reduces the amount of waste that they produce," said Backman.
That makes them vulnerable to sea lice, which killed up to 80 percent of the baby salmon in the study, The scientists fear that unless farming practices change, local wild salmon will soon be driven to extinction.
According to the report, sea lice that originate in the crowded conditions of fish farms can cause mortality rates of up to 95 percent in baby wild salmon populations.
Slice, the neurotoxin used to combat sea lice infections, appears in farmed salmon going to market, reports the Raincoast Conservation Society.
Escaped farmed salmon can carry sea lice that eat fish flesh.
Such overcrowding has led to serious infestation with parasitic sea lice.
In April 2003, a lawsuit filed by four Indian tribes in British Columbia stated that heavy infestations of sea lice from a nearby salmon farm killed more than three million wild salmon.
Outbreaks of sea lice, accusations that farmed salmon are artificially coloured and may contain PCBs and dioxins, and the carnage caused by Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has put the fish farm industry under pressure; a car negotiates a crack which opened up in the Tok Cutoff Highway in Alaska after an earthquake on Monday measuring 7.
A FISH has come to the aid of salmon farmers by eating millions of sea lice - which cost the industry pounds 15 million-a-year.
Swim nude to prevent sea lice infection, say the editors of the usually staid U.