This scares me: Mercury Rising–Up the Food Web

Scientific American: Mercury Rising–Up the Food Web

Podcast Transcript: You’ve probably heard about mercury contamination in fish. But a new study says the toxin has climbed out of the water. Researchers from the College of William and Mary say landlubbing insects near the Shenandoah River have elevated levels of mercury in their blood—and so do the birds that eat them. The report appears in the April 18th issue of the journal Science.

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