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English sole have been referred to as the 'lab rats' of Puget Sound. Scientists are finding evidence of feminization in male fish near urban centers in Puget Sound. (NOAA Photo/Lyndal Johnson)

English sole have been referred to as the "lab rats" of Puget Sound. Scientists are finding evidence of feminization in male fish near urban centers in Puget Sound. (NOAA Photo/Lyndal Johnson)

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Feminized Fish: A Side Effect Of Emerging Contaminants

Ashley Ahearn
09/14/2012

For all of the Clean Water Act's successes, it was never designed to control contaminants that have emerged since its passage in 1972. These pollutants are affecting the environment in new and different ways. Consider the feminized fish of Puget Sound.

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