2/26/2013 6:58 PM ET |
Filed under: Otter
Even though it is happening to otters, it may be a cause of concern for humans, too!
English and Welsh otters' have been observed to be having a decrease in their penis bone weight plus other negative sexual side effects!
Scientists have attributed these effects to pollutions in the rivers where the otters live - water that humans are exposed to, too!
Here's what one scientist said:
"[The results] could be a warning for all mammals really, which include us humans."
Otters are a fantastic indicator species, and these results could mean a harrowing future for male humans!
Another scientist said:
"This study has raised a warning flag. In reality humans and wildlife are exposed to a cocktail of many chemicals every day and some may be adding up to cause problems."
Lets do something about the chemicals in our waters, or our human males may end like these otters.
And no one wants that!!!
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
Tags: bones, otters, penis, shrinking