Sunday, April 13, 2008

Fish larvae sampling near Indian Point

Santiago Salinas from SUNY Stony Brook and his helper for the day, Jin Gao, with their larvae sample net just north of Indian Point. This is the first day of sampling. Last year we sampled monthly but this year we'll increase to two days per month. Last years study found rapid changes in species and numbers of larvae. Doubling the sampling interval will increase resolution.

Sampling will probably continue through August. After that fish will likely have grown beyond larval stage.

Indian Point power plant uses 2,200,000,000 gallons of river water per day for cooling and kills billions of fish larvae As well as young of year, yearlings and adults.

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