How Mercury Emissions Reach Tuna And It’s Future Impact On Seafood

Study: How Mercury Emissions Reach Tuna And It’s Future Impact

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 A new landmark study documents for the first time the process in which increased mercury emissions from human sources across the globe, and in particular from Asia, make their way into the North Pacific Ocean and as a result contaminate tuna and other seafood. Because much of the mercury that enters the North Pacific comes from the atmosphere, scientists have predicted an additional 50 percent increase in mercury in the Pacific by 2050 if mercury emission rates continue as projected.

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