mercury-exposure-blamed-for-low-breeding-success-of-sparrow-species

A recent study headed by researchers at the University of Maine revealed that exposure to mercury is associated with a 10% drop in nest survival in two species of tidal marsh songbirds that were studied in four states, from Maine to New Jersey. Sea level rise is causing habitat loss for several of these species, and mercury might worsen already-existing population decline prompted by climate change.

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