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Antarctic sea ice may be a source of mercury in southern ocean fish and birds

Antarctic sea ice may be a source of mercury in southern ocean fish and birds

[unable to retrieve full-text content]New research has found methylmercury — a potent neurotoxin – in sea ice in the Southern Ocean. The results are the first to show that sea-ice bacteria can change mercury into methylmercury, a more toxic form that can contaminate the marine environment, including fish and birds.

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