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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 21, 2016

Toledo Blade features BRI biologist in eagle story

Researchers hope to track toxin in baby eagles’ blood
By Tom Henry

MONROE — Call it another sign of western Lake Erie’s chronic algae problem: Researchers are now trying to develop a way to track the toxin known as microcystin in the blood of baby eagles.

Dave Best, a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist who spent 28 years doing mostly eagle research, said during a banding on an 800-acre wildlife refuge Friday that’s a new direction for wildlife science and underscores the continuing concern over the global rise of microcystis.

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Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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