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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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