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Manatee, Sea Lion Deaths Warn Human Health

There is much in common between human and a sea lion, an otter, or a manatee. The health of these ocean animals might be relevant to your own! According to scientists, marine mammals are often indicators of environmental problems such as disease-causing life-forms and biologically produced toxins.

Showing some surprising health connections between land and sea, it is earlier this month; experts presented a new picture of contaminants in the marine environment. For example, scientists in Florida are finding brevetoxins — that powerful poisons produced by the algae, which are responsible for so-called red tides. These are more durable and spread in more ways than previously suspected.

Via: National Geographic News