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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 their work and the broader topics of their expertise. 

To set up interviews, contact: 

Deborah McKewCommunications Director 

News Archive

May 20, 2016

BRI Biologist Featured in Thousand Islands Life Article on Loon Rescue

Loon Rescue
By Lynn E. McElfresh

One April morning, while still at home in Dunedin, Florida, I awoke to thunder from an approaching storm. A massive storm blew in from the Gulf with such force it made the palm trees in our front yard look like umbrellas turned inside-out. The rain slashed down, flooding the streets, lightning lit up the sky and thunder shook the windows.

By afternoon the skies cleared and the sun came out and husband, Gary, and I went to Honeymoon Island for our daily walk. We arrived at the beach, just as the tide was turning, but the storm surge from the morning storm was still crashing on the shore.

We were about a mile and a half into our walk when we caught sight of a large bird beached at the high tide line. It’s size and color were unusual for this beach. It wasn’t a willet or oystercatcher, or any of the other shore birds I normally see on my beach walks. Was that a loon?

Read the full article here.

Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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