Mercury of Concern in Bald Eagles

April 2009
New York State Conservationist;Apr2009, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p27
The article reports on a study on the mercury levels in adult and nestling bald eagles in New York State. The study, conducted by the BioDiversity Research Institute from Maine and the Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), involved the collection of blood and feather samples from such eagles. Results indicate that the eagles within the Catskill region exhibit elevated levels of mercury. It adds that the eagles appear to have no reproductive problems despite the high mercury in their body.


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