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Chemistry of the Great Big Blue: Metals

Chemistry of the Great Big Blue, marine science, Natural Science, Science, toxicologyAugust 31, 2010

The ocean is full of metals and minerals that naturally occur such as zinc, copper, and cobalt and many marine organisms therefore depend upon access to those metals in small concentrations. However, inshore marine systems receive inputs from industrial, mining, and stormwater runoff that far exceed what these organisms can use. So what’s the effect?  […]