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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.

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Feb 16, 2018

BRI Publishes Paper on Mercury in Bald Eagles, Maine

BRI researchers recently published a new paper on mercury exposure to bald eagles in the lower Penobscot River watershed in Maine. The study examines the influence of a chlor-alkali plant on eagle mercury exposure, and found that exposure was higher in the area impacted by the plant than in the reference habitat. The article, Mercury concentrations in bald eagles across an impacted watershed in Maine, USA, was published in Science of the Total Environment, and is avaliable to view or download from the publisher's website, here.
 
Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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