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Friday, November 28, 2008

Florida looks at mercury contamination in fish

Published 11/28/2008 - The Florida Times-Union
Largemouth bass in nine out of 10 Florida rivers that the scientists tested had unusually high mercury levels in their flesh, according to preliminary results from research by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Those rivers included the St. Marys on the Georgia border and the Santa Fe, which runs north of Gainesville. The St. Johns River apparently was not tested.

A summary of that research, which should be published next year, was presented at a science conference in Tampa last week.

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