Salmon sea lice epidemic is fueled by climate change – SlashGear
It seems global warming is fueling this epidemic, with warmer waters better enabling the parasite to breed in larger numbers without mass die-offs. Making this more difficult are, in some cases, accidental mass fish deaths caused by attempts to treat the lice — in one instance, about 175k fish were accidentally killed in Scotland during treatment.
Sea Lice have been somewhat under the radar with regard to their impact on humans. There have been some devastating impacts on salmon and other fish – example:
For people they’ve been a pest – in Florida common from “Mother’s Day to Father’s Day”:
But I think that’s about to change –
Sam’s father created this video after his son’s bloody experience: