Marine Ecotoxicology and Trophic Assessment Laboratory
Our research focuses on mercury concentrations and stable isotope signatures in piscivorous marine mammal species (seals and sea lions) and their prey to help understand how heavy metals move within ecosystems.
Steller sea lions
Photo Credit: Lorrie Rea (NMML MMPA permit # 14326-02)
Northern fur seals
Photo Credit: Lorrie Rea (NMML MMPA permit # 14327-01)
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