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Marine Life In South Pacific Region Found To Be Impervious To Oceans' Highest Arsenic Levels

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May 24, 1999
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Despite living in waters with the highest known marine concentration of naturally occurring arsenic found anywhere in the world, fish, clams and coral in waters near Papua New Guinea apparently are suffering no ill effects, according to a research report appearing this month in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Iron minerals in the sediment appear to play a role in protecting marine life in this hostile environment.

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American Chemical Society. "Marine Life In South Pacific Region Found To Be Impervious To Oceans' Highest Arsenic Levels." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/05/990524040014.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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