Monday, December 04, 2006
Fire no friend of trout
Forest fire bad for fish. Worse for people who eat fish.
The nutrient influx from the burned area increased lake productivity, which altered the fish’s diet. Post-fire, trout began to eat smaller fish rather than invertebrates. This feeding change added another layer to the food web, causing fish at the top of the web to ingest more mercury than before the fire.
Link to the Mongabay.com article.