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Webmaster Posted 16-Dec-2016 14:28


From Science Daily on 16-Dec-2016 14:28

Researchers have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of British Columbia have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. This might appear to be good news, but it is due to a decline in fish stocks near the surface which has forced seabirds to feed in areas where there are more bacteria which control the levels of mercury.

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