Humans have tripled mercury levels in upper ocean : Nature News & Comment

 Their analysis reveals that human activities — mostly the burning of
fossil fuels, but also mining — had boosted the mercury levels in the
upper 100 metres of the ocean by a factor of 3.4 since the beginning of
the Industrial Revolution. The total amount of anthropogenic mercury in
the world's seas now stands at 290 million moles, with the highest
levels in the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans.

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