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Loons = mercury victims (update)

10-year study links air pollutant to loon decline

June 28, 2012
By MARY ESCH , Associated Press

ALBANY - A 10-year study of Adirondack loons shows mercury contamination can lead to population declines because birds with elevated mercury levels produce fewer chicks than those with low levels, researchers said Thursday.

 
 
 

 

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