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Lobster deaths investigated

Environment Canada blames pesticide for untimely demise of crustaceans


There’s something fishy in the Bay of Fundy. In the wake of hundreds of unexplained lobster deaths, Environment Canada has found that the crustaceans had been exposed to a pesticide that’s illegal to use in marine environments. Officials are now investigating the lobster kills in Grand Manan and Deer Island, during which fisherman pulled up hundreds of dead or weak lobsters. It’s still unknown how Cypermethrin, which is usually used in agriculture, wound up in the Bay of Fundy, as there are few—if any—nearby farms.


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