Dragonflies reveal mercury pollution levels across US national parks

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Research confirms dragonfly larvae as ”biosentinels” to indicate mercury pollution and presents the first-ever survey of mercury pollution in the U.S. National Park System.

Associated journal article: Collin A. Eagles-Smith, James J. Willacker, Sarah J. Nelson, Colleen M. Flanagan Pritz, David P. Krabbenhoft, Celia Y. Chen, Joshua T. Ackerman, Evan H. Campbell Grant, David S. Pilliod (2020). “A National-Scale Assessment of Mercury Bioaccumulation in United States National Parks Using Dragonfly Larvae As Biosentinels through a Citizen-Science Framework.” Environmental Science & Technology 54 (14): 8779 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c01255

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