Fish Evolves to Thrive in Intensely Polluted Water

Fish Evolves to Thrive in Intensely Polluted Water
Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP

A small fish somehow evolved resistance to the heavily polluted water of the Houston Ship Channel by mysteriously acquiring genes from another fish from thousands of miles away, according to a new paper.

The Houston Ship Channel's filthy water is the result of 60 years of industrial dumping, contaminating the water out into Galveston Bay.

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