Jun
20
2008

Something is killing the fish in the Great Lakes

Since 2005, an ebola-like virus has been killing fish in the Great Lakes. A major die-off was recently reported near Milwaukee, affecting some 30 species. While the disease does not affect humans, it could devastate sport and commercial fishing in the region. Though the disease has not hit Lake Superior yet, it is starting to spread out from the Great Lakes region, thanks to infected fish swimming into rivers and streams.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Clayton's picture
Clayton says:

Wow thats pretty sad i think seing how i go ther every summer (L. Superior).

posted on Fri, 06/20/2008 - 8:38pm
Salena Trice's picture
Salena Trice says:

The sciencetist should get a hold on the different disease that are flaoting around the the world and you guys are taking for ever to find out what it is.

posted on Tue, 06/24/2008 - 11:24am
Gene's picture
Gene says:

The Earth is a big place, and there are billions upon billions of microbes. There's no way to get them all.

posted on Wed, 06/25/2008 - 9:55pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think that fish should justall be killed and then eaten. That way we will be able to enjoy fish before they are all diseased

posted on Wed, 06/25/2008 - 2:54pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Unfortunately, we need fish to keep our waters healthy.

Besides, if we eat all the fish today, what will eat eat tomorrow?

posted on Wed, 06/25/2008 - 9:56pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

stop eatingfish... its murder!!!!! How would you like it if a fish ate you?

posted on Fri, 06/27/2008 - 9:08am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i guess i wouldnt like bein eatin but im not th a fish and somefish are bred to eat plusssssssss the death of them if not to many balence our system

posted on Mon, 06/30/2008 - 2:35pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Every animal, by definition, has to eat something.

posted on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 11:47am
ddelia1995's picture
ddelia1995 says:

It may be murder, but sometimes things need to die so others can survive. Think of it as sacrifice.

posted on Fri, 06/27/2008 - 10:32am
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Yeah!

posted on Fri, 06/27/2008 - 10:47am
ddelia1995's picture
ddelia1995 says:

fish is good

posted on Fri, 06/27/2008 - 10:35am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Wow. That is sad. And I LOVE fish!!!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 06/27/2008 - 1:20pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Boaters Associations are attempting to stem the outbreak by providing VHS free bait for people to use when fishing in deep water.

posted on Mon, 06/30/2008 - 1:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

how in the world did this thing get started anyway? maybe if we find the source we can find a answer to our problem.

posted on Mon, 06/30/2008 - 2:16pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I dont get this science buzz. I know who came up with this idea and hhow did they come with this idea. the main thing is that is there a purpose why they came up with this idea. Is this a test of how much you know or is there a purpose to science buzz or is this a helpful tip.

posted on Mon, 06/30/2008 - 2:42pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Ebola is a protist that can be really dangerous. They live in the water and if they are killing many fishes than I believe that we should cut people from fishing until we find a solution to stop the ebola from attacking the fishes. this may cause the fish to enstink. With fishermans or women then I think that the extinct will come sooner to the fish and especially if there is toxic or any kind of harm to the fish. Mabe the nature will care itself because its like the energy pyramid. In some way our nature will get back on its feet, all it need is help from scientist to help save the species.

posted on Mon, 06/30/2008 - 2:51pm
Otto Focus's picture
Otto Focus says:

The sneaky Canadians are behind this. First the perch, then then smelt, then the BEARS! Nuke Quebcc before it's too late eh.

posted on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 8:40am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think that if there is a problem between to contreys you should solve it peacefully

posted on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 1:13pm

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