RESEARCH

ARCTIC PREDATORS


Relatively little is known about the ecology of many Arctic species.  However, several recent studies have indicated high levels of toxins accumulating in the far north.  Predators at the top of the food chain are most likely to suffer the consequences of such environmental contamination.  Some of these species are also suspected to be highly nomadic, which if true would permit for movement of contaminants over long distances.  As such, MRF is developing a research program to investigate the movements of several Arctic predators, especially with respect to documenting their range of movements and identifying the sources and impacts of toxicological contaminants on them. 


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