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As ocean temperatures rise, so does mercury exposure in seafood

In case there weren’t already enough reasons to limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius, a new study released in Nature reveals that even a 1 degree increase in ocean temperatures leads to a significant increase in mercury exposure among fish — and the people that consume them.

Climate Change Is Making It More Dangerous to Eat Certain Fish

It may not be a cataclysmic turning point in the climate crisis, but global warming has officially come for your fish tacos.  According to a new study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, higher ocean temperatures are causing the…

Mercury levels in fish are rising despite reduced emissions – Science News

Climate change and overfishing may be hampering efforts to reduce toxic mercury accumulations in the fish and shellfish that end up on our plates. Mercury emissions are decreasing around the globe. But new research suggests that warmer ocean waters and…


Climate change likely to increase human exposure to toxic methylmercury

Researchers developed a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive model that simulates how environmental factors, including increasing sea temperatures and overfishing, impact levels of methylmercury in fish. The researchers found that while the regulation of mercury emissions have successfully reduced methylmercury levels in fish, spiking temperatures are driving those levels back up and will play a major role in the methylmercury levels of marine life in the future.

Number of US fish stocks at sustainable levels remains near record high

(NOAA Headquarters) Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the Status of US Fisheries Annual Report to Congress, which details the status of 479 federally-managed stocks or stock complexes in the US to identify which stocks are subject to overfishing, are overfished, or are rebuilt to sustainable levels.