Mercury and tuna: a matter of size, species, and origin

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A highly popular dish around the world, tuna meat unfortunately contains a toxin, methylmercury, focus of a joint transdisciplinary IRD-SPC study. For the first time, scientists were able to map mercury contained in tuna fish from the Western and Central Pacific. The amount of mercury depends not only on size and species but also on depth and origin.

 

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