Pollution in Deepest ocean trenches, high levels

Close up of the deep sea crustacean Hirondellea gigasPHOTO: Pollution levels in amphipods in the Mariana Trench were higher than in estuaries of polluted rivers in China (Wikimedia Commons: Daiju Azuma)

An interesting item which reminds of reference by Tim Flannery in book Atmosphere of Hope, about worries that emissions from Chernobyl, up in stratosphere then down again, would contaminate critters in food chain, from surface algae consumed by 4 levels of predators, so human food likely 10,000 times more concentrated. But it didn’t happen. Completely disappeared. Until deep ocean researchers brought primitive deep ocean life forms to the surface, finding Chernobyl contamination, after just over 3 months.

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