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Mycobacteriosis

Feb 24

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2/24/2011 12:00 AM  RssIcon

Mycobacteriosis is an emerging infectious disease that affects well over 75% of the resident striped bass in Chesapeake Bay.  Signs of the disease include unsightly skin ulcers and pale gray nodular lesions in the internal organs, mainly the spleen. It is believed that once infected, striped bass ultimately die. 

If you have ever caught an infected fish you will immediately know how serious this problem is. The disease exists here, I know, I caught an infected keeper in Cape Poge last year. Please read this material and if you can a write a check to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Foundation.  Read More!

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