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BRI's work on mercury in songbirds has been in the news recently including an article in National Geographic Online. Pictured here is a Yellow Warbler.

BRI in the News

BRI news stories have appeared in many regional, national, and international news outlets. These stories help promote awareness of our work but also promote the general issues of conservation biology and the need to continue research in wildlife health and its implications to human health.

BRI's researchers are available to talk to journalists and provide expert information on both the work we do and the broader topics of their expertise. 

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News Archive

 
Apr 8, 2016

Bangor Daily News Story Covers the Tropical Malaria Death of a New England Loon

Why one loon’s death is stirring fears of tropical disease, climate change
By Aislinn Sarnacki

A New England loon has died from avian malaria, according to researchers who believe this to be the first known case of a loon dying of the tropical disease.

The loon was found floating last summer on Lake Umbagog, a 7-mile-long lake straddling the New Hampshire and Maine border, and was quickly brought to scientists for examination. In less than a week, the avian malaria was detected, surprising wildlife biologists and stirring conversations about climate change and its future impact on wildlife.

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Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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