Pollution triples mercury levels in ocean surface waters, study finds

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Toxic metal threatens marine life as it accumulates faster in shallow layers than in deep sea due to human activity

The amount of mercury near the surface of many of the world's oceans has tripled as the result of our polluting activities, a new study has found, with potentially damaging implications for marine life...

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