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Arctic Foxes' Mystery Decline Linked to Mercury Exposure


Science & Tech  (tags: Arctic fox, Arctic fox population decline, Mednyi Island, Bering Sea, marine diet, seabirds, high mercury levels )

Judy
- 1311 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Study suggests decline of Arctic fox population in the 1970s likely due to mercury pollution in seabirds, not infectious disease



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Munro Tapper (80)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:13 pm
Thanks for the report. What a tragedy. Mercury pollution is such a crime, yes, a crime.
 

Debbie G (306)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:28 pm
This doesn't surprise me, although it does sadden me. It also concerns me how much mercury humans may be ingesting through fish, air and water.
 

Terry V (30)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:57 pm

EXTINCTION
 

Roger G (154)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:03 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Laurie H (816)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 5:10 am
Very sad situation to note. Pollution is destroying our wildlife and planet. Thanks Judy~~~
 

Tim C (2425)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:04 pm
ty
 

Roxy H (350)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:26 pm
Well, isn't this some crap.... Can you Spell... TRAPPING AND FUR SALES... what a bunch of shit.. they trying to fill us with... geesh!
 

Birgit W (159)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 3:42 pm
Very sad. Makes one wonder if seafood is still save to eat.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 4:59 pm
I think a lot of things are going to be found to be linked to this and other heavy metals.
 

Jason S (50)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 8:15 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Anne F (17)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 8:19 pm
dangerous chemical need to be controlled
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday May 10, 2013, 12:35 am
Noted
 

Many Feathers (139)
Friday May 10, 2013, 4:54 am
noted
 

Ruth C (140)
Friday May 10, 2013, 6:26 am
And who is at fault for the world diminishing? Humans!
 

Sergio Padilla (63)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:55 am
Noted.... Sad.
 
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