Mercury Levels Increase In Hawaiian Yellowfin ‘Ahi Sushi’ Tuna

February 3, 2015 4:28 PM

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Scientists have become quite alarmed at the fact that mercury levels are steadily increasing in the Hawaiian Yellowfin species of fish, also known as ‘Ahi Tuna’; a type of fish which are eaten regularly as sushi due to the fact that they make up the contents of most tuna.

A paper published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry this week stated that concentrations of mercury have increased in tuna by about 4 percent annually, which is of great concern to scientists not only because this type of fish is consumed by people, but because the Hawaiian Yello...

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