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Whale, Dolphin Mortality and Toxins

Mongabay (Nov. 24) – A new study measuring toxin levels in beached marine mammals is an effective first step toward broadening our understanding of chemical contamination in offshore species, according to Kathleen Colegrove, a clinical professor of zoological pathology at the University of Illinois. She added that the report “will set up future studies to take a finer-tuned look” at how pollution affects some of the ocean’s least-studied mammals.

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* The Wire Science (Nov. 28)

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