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02-22-2024
High toxin levels found in stranded whales and dolphins
Marine mammals such as whales and dolphins rely on their diet, which consists of fish, squid, octopus, crustaceans, and other marine animals, to obtain necessary nutrients and elements. This diet, however, also exposes them to hazardous heavy metals. Human health implications  Research has shown that dolphins and whales stranded along the Southeastern Coast of the U.S. have high toxin levels. The importance of tracking these contaminants in stranded marine animals, which are key indicators of oceanic pollution and may have implications for human health, cannot be...
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