Ocean Mercury Levels Have Tripled Since the Industrial Revolution

August 8, 2014 by  
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An alarming new study shows that mercury levels near the surface of many of the world’s oceans have tripled since the industrial revolution. The leap is due to pollution from a variety of sources including mines, coal-fired power plants and sewage. The study stops short of warning against human consumption of seafood, but it does warn of damage to marine life – and one scientist calls it “an alarm call for the future.” Read the rest of Ocean Mercury Levels Have Tripled Since the Industrial Revolution Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arctic Circle , damaged marine life , marine environment , marine life , mercury , mercury pollution , murcury levels triple , Nature , north atlantic ocean mercury , ocean seafood , oceans , pacific ocean mercury , shallow waters , simon boxall , south atlantic mercury , stop eating ocean fish , woods hole oceanographic institute

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Ocean Mercury Levels Have Tripled Since the Industrial Revolution

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