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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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As States Protect Sharks, U.S. Feds Nonsensically Insist On Continued Finning

Over the last decade, the U.S. has been one of the world leaders in shark conservation. But now U.S. shark conservation could take a step backwards. Since 2000, the U.S. has banned shark finning – the cruel practice… Read More
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Bluefin Tuna: Promise and Problems in a New Government Proposal

For sixty years, U.S. fishermen targeting yellowfin tuna and swordfish in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean with longlines have been capturing and killing severely depleted bluefin tuna. Longlines, which can stretch for 40 miles long and… Read More
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