Chesapeake Bay osprey chicks mostly healthy despite toxic exposure

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These osprey chicks in a nest on the James River in Virginia are just a few days old. Nestlings in industrial areas carry traces of toxic chemicals in their blood plasma, but osprey parents successfully raised chicks at almost all sites, says USGS scientist Rebecca Lazarus, lead author of 3 research papers on the ospreys’ Chesapeake Bay food chain.

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Image Dimensions: 2512 x 1962

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