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Scientists reveal farmed salmon deafness cause

AUSTRALIA
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 01:20 (GMT + 9)

A new study carried out by scientists of the University of Melbourne reveals that half of the world’s farmed salmon are part deaf due to accelerated growth rates in aquaculture The study results now offer a better understanding of the effects of a common inner ear deformity, and some specific actions to tackle this welfare issue. This team of researchers last year showed that loss of hearing in farmed fish is caused by an inner ear deformity, and they have now linked that deformity to the fish’s fast growth rate. Otoliths are tiny crystals in a fish's inner ear which detect sound, much like the ear bones in humans, so even a small change can cause massive hearing problems. The deformation was first recorded in the 1960s, but this team was the first to show that it affects more than 95 per cent of fully-grown hatchery-produced fish globally. The study lead ... FULL STORY

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