Mercury Contamination of Lobsters in a Maine River Leads to Fishing Closure

Last month, the Maine Department of Marine Resources reported that lobsters in the mouth of the Penobscot River contain elevated mercury levels that could threaten human health. Most lobsters have moderate mercury levels, but scientists found that lobsters… Read More
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Groups Sue FDA for Flawed Seafood Health Information

A few days ago, several environmental and food safety groups filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to provide the public with accurate and accessible information about toxic mercury in seafood. Mercury in… Read More
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Deeper-Living Fish Have More Mercury

How is mercury in fish related to the depth they live at? This is the question a few marine scientists at the University of Hawaii started asking back in 2007. Mercury comes from coal; it’s an impurity in… Read More
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