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Sooty terns as bioindicators of mercury contamination in tropical waters

The Ascension Island Government Conservation and Fisheries Directorate are working alongside researchers from La Rochelle University to analyse the levels of mercury contamination in the Ascension Marine Protected Area (MPA) using sooty terns (Onychoprion fuscatus) as a biological indicator species.

This project is ongoing.

La Rochelle University

Project Report

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