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wrke
03-11-2006, 07:28 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/10/AR2006031002416.html?sub=AR

jimS
03-11-2006, 02:43 PM
Bill, thanks for the article. On the Cape, most of us have seen a few striped bass with lesions. Whether they are a result of mycobacteriosis, I dofn't know, but suspect they are. The cause of the diesease is not really known. Two possibilities for the diesease have been been described in various media:
1. The high abount of animal waste/fertilizer effluent in the bay.
2. Stress as a result of the menhaden stock decline in the Cheasepeake.