Urban Runoff Poses Threat to Pacific Herring Survival

Lynker’s Aquaculturist, Mark Tagal, is the second author in a recently published paper in ScienceDirect titled Urban Stormwater and Crude Oil Injury Pathways Converge on the Developing Heart of a Shore-Spawning Marine Forage Fish. In this paper he looked at the role storm water plays in the development of forage fish, in this case, Pacific Herring.  Turns out the water that runs off the roads after a big storm can be just as damaging as an oil spill. PAHs in urban road runoff are readily bioavailable to Pacific herring embryos threatening their survival. To read more about this important study click here https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166445X20304045