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Killer whales stranded on Irish shores had ‘very high’ pollutants

Whales found to have toxicity levels that may have caused significant health effects

Four killer whales stranded on Irish shores between 2010 and 2017 were found to have “very high” persistent pollutants that may exceed toxicity levels causing significant health effects.

  • Simon Carswell
  • The Irish Times

In a study by Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and the Marine Institute, researchers analysed blubber samples from three killer whales stranded in Galway, Mayo and…

They found pollutants from industrial products, flame retardants and pesticides in the whales.

The possible role…

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