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The mystery of missing gill covers – Part 2

The mystery of missing gill covers – Part 2

A look at gill cover deformities in aquaculture peer-reviewed research “…skeletal deformities are one of the most significant biological and recurrent problems affecting worldwide finfish aquaculture.” Ortiz-Delgado et al. 2014 When an animal is 100% dependent...
The mystery of missing gill covers – Part 1

The mystery of missing gill covers – Part 1

The bony gill cover or “operculum” protects the gills from physical damage. It also help fish breath. This is why a fish at rest pulses its jaws and gill covers. With the gill covers are closed and sealed, a fish creates a vacuum to suck in water. Then with a closed...