Contact: John Delaney
Wildlife Conservation Society
Caption: According to a long term study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the BioDiversity Research Institute, and others, common loons with elevated levels of environmental mercury become sluggish parents, raising fewer chicks to adulthood.
Credit: Nina Schoch
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