Mercury on the Rise in Endangered Pacific Seabirds

In CategoryAnimals, Insects, etc, Toxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

ScienceDaily (Apr. 20, 2011) — Using 120 years of feathers from natural history museums in the United States, Harvard University researchers have been able to track increases in the neurotoxin methylmercury in the black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), an endangered seabird that forages extensively throughout the Pacific.

Mercury on the Rise in Endangered Pacific Seabirds

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