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New study on mercury contamination has global implications for wildlife conservation


October 26, 2020

Ecologists have long known that mercury contamination reduced the number of viable offspring animals produce. Now, new research indicates that mercury may also make animals less likely to mate in the first place, suggesting that mercury and ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Everglades, Great Egrets, Jabi Zabala, Mercury, News, Peter Frederick, Pollution, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
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More microorganisms than first thought may contribute to process of increasing mercury toxicity


July 3, 2019

New research published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology indicates the types of microorganisms that could transform mercury into methylmercury is higher than previously thought. The study took samples from four sites in the ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Andrew Ogram, Florida Everglades, Hee-Sung Bae, Mercury, Methylmercury, Periphyton, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

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