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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 )

- 1872 days ago -
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


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

Laurie H (817)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 5:10 am
Very sad situation to note. Pollution is destroying our wildlife and planet. Thanks Judy~~~

Tim C (2420)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:04 pm

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 (160)
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

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

Ruth C (87)
Friday May 10, 2013, 6:26 am
And who is at fault for the world diminishing? Humans!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:55 am
Noted.... Sad.
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