News Feed 10 - 21 - 2014


Eat whales – and perhaps get Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is twice as prevalent on the Faroe Islands as in Norway. The reason might be the consumption of a particular kind of whale meat. Read article.  Read More →

Humans have tripled mercury levels in upper ocean

Mercury levels in the upper ocean have tripled since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and human activities are to blame, researchers report today in Nature1. Read article.  Read More →

New online database at

The new online database at with scientific papers on human health risks from consuming whale & dolphin meat primarily serves medical doctors, government agencies and consumers in whaling countries.  Read More →

New Japanese seafood alert after radiation spill  Read More →

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Does Inorganic Mercury Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease?

A Systematic Review and an Integrated Molecular Mechanism.  Read More →

Fishing for Answers off Fukushima Japan fisheries data provides a look at how the ocean is faring 18 months after the worst accidental release of radiation to the ocean in history

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Relations Office October 25, 2012 (508) 289-3340 Japan’s “triple disaster,” as it has become known, began on March 11, 2011, and remains unprecedented in its scope and complexity. To understand the lingering effects and potential public health implications of that chain of events, scientists are turning to a diverse and widespread sentinel... [Read More]