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KonchuMarch 1st, 2012, 9:40 am
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Here's a Discovery article about a wild trout with two heads , found in Idaho. It might be linked to selenium pollution from a mine there. Thought this might be of interest.

OldredbarnMarch 1st, 2012, 11:08 am
Novi, MI

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Sobering stuff Luke! We went through this before in the east with the coal mines and native brookies...We treat fresh water, something we all need, in such a reckless manner.

I had a poli-sci professor in the 70's who used to talk about our "toilet bowl" mentality...He would say, "As long as it can be flushed away, down the drain, and away from us, we really don't give a damn it's effects for those downstream of us. It's no longer our problem."

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
KonchuMarch 1st, 2012, 12:10 pm
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Trouble is, and most people don't think about it, most of our drains are connected to someone else's faucet!
EntomanMarch 1st, 2012, 4:14 pm
Northern CA & ID

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By that logic, so are our toilets. Hmmm... Glad I live "upstream"! :)LOL
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
JesseMarch 5th, 2012, 1:59 am
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It truly is sad how we treat our water.. BLUE gold is the most prominent resource, i just hope it will always be around in a pure form!
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
GldstrmSamMarch 5th, 2012, 1:56 pm
Fairbanks, Alaska

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It might be linked to selenium pollution from a mine there.

Selenium. Interesting. Up here we have so much selenium deficiency that I have to give selenium shots to my goats.

I am a strong supporter of mining, but still if you are going to mine then do it safely.
There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus
KonchuMarch 5th, 2012, 7:15 pm
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Notice I said "might." Some of these oddities occur for many other reasons. Often people find one unusual morph and draw unnecessary conclusions. Coincidence in time and space does not necessarily indicate a cause. On the other hand, it may very well be connected.

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