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Bay Of Fundy Lobster Deaths Blamed On Agricultural Pesticide (VIDEO)

First Posted: 04/21/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:35 PM ET

Fishermen in the Bay of Fundy, Canada, are dealing with an unusual problem-- they're pulling up traps full of lobsters, but they're already dead, according to a CBC report.

The mass lobster deaths have occurred in three sites across the bay and have been linked to an agricultural pesticide, Cypermethrin, which is illegal to use in marine environments and toxic to lobsters, CBC reported.

"I've been around lobsters all my life. And I never seen lobsters in that state," fisherman Reid Brown said.

Watch CBC's report:

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