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Samantha Carpenter, Kuldeep Singh, Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, Jan Novakofski, U. or I.

Caption: This is an image of Samantha Carpenter (left), a wildlife technical assistant with the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS); Kuldeep Singh, pathobiology professor at the U. of I. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, an INHS wildlife veterinary epidemiologist; and U. of I. animal sciences professor Jan Novakofski found that Illinois river otters are contaminated with banned pesticides and PCBs.

Credit: L. Brian Stauffer

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