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The Great Lakes have faced various threats for years, from industrial pollution to invasive species, but another challenge worries many researchers these days ...
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The Great Lakes have faced various threats for years, from industrial pollution to invasive species, but another challenge worries many researchers these days — the emerging chemical threat.

It’s not just pesticides, as scientists are finding worrying levels of pharmaceutically active compounds such as anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, anti-epileptics, and beta blockers in lake water. As well, hormones, pesticides and alkylphenols have been identified as threats.
The warning about pesticides in the lakes is simple and disturbing: "Many pesticides are suspected of being endocrine disruptors which can cause sexual abnormalities and reproductive failure."
In one study, seven great blue heron colonies were sampled in the St. Lawrence River . Samples were analyzed for 21 pesticides. More than half of these 21 pesticides were detected in about 50 per cent of the samples, the study stated.
Mother Nature tries, her best to keep a balance (ECOSYSTEM), that balance has been Compromised--The Rich get Richer, and, The Poor poorer.

The level of pesticides in the lakes, as well as the type of chemical, depends on where the test samples are taken. The Humber River watershed has higher levels of the chemical atrazine than the Don River watershed because it includes more agricultural area.
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sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 September 15, 2016
very creative..love it,Doug! シ
AmandaJayne
 
AmandaJayne September 15, 2016
Beautiful in B and W Doug , you should be in parliament for green peace :)
RavenHawk58
 
RavenHawk58 September 15, 2016
What a wonderful shot and editing. What you say about the ecosystem needs to be heard!!!!I Outstanding job. Love the color and black and white combo.
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman September 15, 2016
It is a shame that more people are not aware of the tragic losses our world is facing
deborahconrad
 
deborahconrad September 17, 2016
Amazing concepts are conveyed with this photograph! It speaks to the upside down ecosystem and Mother Nature trying her best to work with us. Great use of light and selective color.
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AnneDphotography September 17, 2016
excellent in black and white ! perfect with that touch of color
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Mirza_Cengic September 17, 2016
Wonderful shot!
guillermoturnerstephens
 
guillermoturnerstephens September 18, 2016
Very creative work...
julie_cavell
 
julie_cavell September 21, 2016
Fantastic image and really interesting to read about the damage being done I hope this image makes the people responsible think again.
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman October 06, 2016
Kudos to you Doug! WOW
A_B_digital
 
A_B_digital October 07, 2016
Great edit, Doug. Creates a meaningful illusion that all is well with the world, that Nature will survive no matter what. Let's hope that is the case.
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Burkholder October 24, 2016
Great shot & editing! It is heart-breaking to learn what is being done to our Ecosystem:( Maybe this photo will educate more people & get the word out.
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MichelleBGood18 November 04, 2016
Such a great capture. Bravo
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