Posts Tagged ‘Mercury’

Dolphin ills echo human health risks

By Jim Waymer May 5, 2017 Florida Today Researchers studying our closest relatives that live in the Indian River Lagoon have delivered a grim diagnosis: our local dolphins are ailing under a relentless barrage of pathogens, mercury and pollution. Half suffer chronic illness, and biologists say we had better pay attention to their plight, or we may be next. “I think…

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Everglades dolphins have record-high mercury levels, FIU study shows

By Tyler Treadway December 26, 2016 TC Palm Dolphins in the Everglades and the Indian River Lagoon are sending us a warning about how mercury accumulates in their bodies and ours. A study Florida International University scientists published in the scientific journal Environmental Pollution in October found bottlenose dolphins in the Everglades, particularly along the northeastern shore…

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