Mercury-Levels Rising Fast In Hawaiian Yellowfin Tuna, Research Finds

February 3, 2015 7:16 PM

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Mercury levels in Hawaiian Yellowfin Tuna have been rising fairly rapidly over the last few decades, according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

The work — which was done by compiling and re-analyzing three previously published reports on yellowfin tuna caught near Hawaii — found that, in keeping with old predictions that levels in predatory fish would rise fairly rapidly with rising atmospheric levels, the concentration of mercury in that s...

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