New Brunswick scientists seek cod parasite vaccine

CBC_News_logoLoma morhua is an infectious parasite that latches onto the gills of the large fish, draining them of health. It is partly to blame for the cod aquaculture crash a few years ago in Atlantic Canada. Researchers say that the parasite might be causing the fish to slowly drown, or become dehydrated. “Given the fact that the parasite establishes on the gills of the fish — that ultimately it causes an impermeability for fish to acquire oxygen in the water,” says Michael Duffy, head of the research team at the University of New Brunswick. [email protected]  22:38

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