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Maine Sea Grant Involved In New Report on Mercury Pollution

The Coastal and Marine Mercury Ecosystem Research Collaborative (C-MERC), led by the Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program at Dartmouth College with support from the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine, has released a report, “Sources to Seafood: Mercury Pollution in the Marine Environment,” focusing on the pathways and consequences of mercury pollution across marine systems. “Sources to Seafood” reflects findings from 11 scientific papers representing the work of nearly 70 mercury and marine scientists, including some at the University of Maine, studying ocean regions from the Arctic Ocean and San Francisco Bay to the Gulf of Maine. Maine Sea Grant staff designed and edited “Sources to Seafood,” which was presented as part of a C-MERC policy briefing in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4–6, that included representatives from the EPA, NOAA and the State Department. The report and more information about C-MERC are available online.

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