Dragonfly Mercury Project

Dragonfly Mercury Project

Published on 12 February 2022
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Transcript
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Dragon Mercury Project
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How it works:
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Dragonfly Larvae
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Students and visitors in national parks collect dragonfly larvae for mercury analysis
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Why Juvenile Dragonflies?
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Since dragonflies are high up on the food chain food source for other animals, the mercury them inside accumulates and becomes a risk to humans and other animals.
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Discoveries
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Dragonfly larvae are an    effective biomonitoring tool The mercury levels range 12% of sites are at high or    severe risk for mercury
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Who's working on this project?
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5 Ph.D. doctorates University of Maine Dartmouth College Nation park service
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How to get involved:
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Contact them at [email protected] or use the find park feature on the nsp.gov website
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Especially your eyes, mouth and nose
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TIP 4
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If you’re feeling ill, have a fever,  a cough or acute respiratory problems
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Stay home and call your doctor
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When coughing or sneezing,  use a paper tissue or  cough in your bent elbow
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TIP 5
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Dispose of used masks safely
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TIP 6
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Clean  used surfaces frequently
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TIP 7
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Stay up-to-date and share these tips with colleagues, family and friends
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For  more information, visit: www.yoursite.com
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Stay safe and healthy!
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How to get involved