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Sea Lice from Fish Farms Can Plague Wild Salmon

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Sea Lice from Fish Farms Can Plague Wild Salmon

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Sea Lice from Fish Farms Can Plague Wild Salmon

Sea Lice from Fish Farms Can Plague Wild Salmon

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The spread of parasitic sea lice from salmon farms to wild salmon could be far bigger problem than was previously thought. A study being published in the science journal Proceedings of the Royal Society found that lice from a salmon farm in Canada were able to infect wild salmon who swam nearby.