Collaborators: University of Michigan – Ecotoxicology
Mercury, specifically methylmercury, in environmentally
relevant concentrations is known to cause a wide range of toxic effects on
fish, wildlife and humans.
negative effects include behavioral, hormonal, reproductive, and neurochemical
changes. We are examining the
influence of mercury and other contaminants on the critical health of apex
marine predators by measuring an array of key neurochemical biomarkers and
other physiological parameters.
Initial efforts are focusing on the shortfin mako shark
as a model