Tag: toxins

February 3, 2021

Toxic chemicals linked to sea lion cancer

Researchers believe a cancer that has killed sea lions in California for years is linked to toxic chemicals in the water. After two decades of research, scientists concluded a previously...

August 15, 2018

Marine mammals lost gene that protects against pesticide

As marine mammals evolved, they lost the ability to make a protein that defends land-dwelling mammals from the effects of a common pesticide — one that is increasingly finding its...