WAMU 88.5 : News

Intersex Fish Appear In Another Waterway

Play associated audio
Intersex fish have been found in the Susquehanna River.
cc-by-nc-sa, Andrew Bossi, Flickr
Intersex fish have been found in the Susquehanna River.

A federal scientist says intersex fish have been found in the Susquehanna River. The biologist says more than 90 percent of the adult male bass examined in the river in the past year had immature eggs cells in their sexual organs.

Intersex fish are believed to be the result of the hormones from birth control pills and other consumer and agricultural chemicals getting into water ways.

Intersex fish have been found nationwide, including in the Potomac River, another key tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.


From A Weirdo Nerd To A Guy Who Plays One On TV

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the actor Rainn Wilson about his new memoir, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy.

How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.

Snapshots 2016: Trump's Message Resonates With A Master Cabinet Maker

From time to time during this election season we'll be introducing you to ordinary people that our reporters meet out on the campaign trail. Today: a snapshot from a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.