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Mercury in the fog is poisoning Santa Cruz mountain lions, study finds

SFGate Sunday, 1 December 2019 ()
The Central Coast's marine fog is bringing more than cool temperatures. A new study shows there is mercury in the fog that is linked to elevated levels of mercury in mountain lions.
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News video: 'Toxic Fog' May Be Poisoning Some California Mountain Lions

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A new study found lions living in the Santa Cruz Mountains have three times as much mercury in them as those in other parts of the state.

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