Rainbows are one of the most striking gifts of nature. There are not many stories in hstory that talk about rainbows. The most popular one links to the biblical story of Noah and his ark and its promising ending. Well, rainbows have a little more than that. The science behind rainbows is quite fascinating. However, only in the 17th century people began to get curious about the formation of the rainbow.
So let's talk about toxins... and fish. They normally don't go together. In fact, most living things would prefer to avoid living near toxins. However, at times they can be very helpful, as shown in a recent strategy to help protect the beautiful rainbow trout against Coldwater Disease.
A type of rainbow trout, called steelheads, are dying off in droves as they make their way from Lake Ontario to the Salmon River in Oswego County, and the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) says it all has to do an inexplicable vitamin B deficiency.