Volume 92 Issue 32 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 11, 2014

Amount Of Mercury In Oceans Rises

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: mercury, oceans

Surface waters of the world’s oceans contain nearly three times as much mercury as they did at the start of the Industrial Revolution, says a team of international researchers. The team, led by marine chemist Carl H. Lamborg of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, analyzed water samples collected at various depths from the Atlantic, Pacific, Southern, and Arctic oceans. The researchers report that ocean waters shallower than 1,000 meters deep show a 2.6 times increase in . . .

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