Salmon hybrid offspring out compete brown trout

From Rutgers: another genetically modified species effects on ecosystem. Reads:

A new study carried out by a team of researchers from Canada has revealed the link between the introduction of GM (genetically modified) fishes into the wild, and damages to the ecosystem.

GM salmons, in particular, when let out into the wild, tend to mate with the closely-related brown trout species, which then produce a hybrid fish. While the GM salmon grow faster than a normal salmon would, its hybrid offspring grows even faster, thereby out-competing the existing species for their food.

http://www.itechpost.com/articles/9928/20130529/gm-salmons-hybrid-offspring-harm-ecosystem-study.htm

One thought on “Salmon hybrid offspring out compete brown trout

  1. […] Salmon hybrid offspring out compete brown trout (sherrconsultingblog.com) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s