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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

Mar 14, 2017

BRI Study on Mercury in Harlequin Ducks Featured in Alaska Dispatch

Ducks in Unalaska getting mercury from local mussels, study shows
By Yereth Rosen

The Aleutian Islands, though far away from the world's industrial centers, are no sanctuary from mercury contamination. Newly published research adds ducks on Unalaska Island to a list of Aleutian animals showing elevated levels of mercury in their bodies.

The study, published in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin, found that harlequin ducks in Unalaska, the biggest Aleutian community, have been picking up mercury from the blue mussels they eat.

Read the full news story here.

Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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