One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…

This famous Dr. Seuss quote rings more true today than ever. Fish from all over are feeling blue due to pollution in the ocean. What most people don’t realize is that even small amounts of pollution can create a big problem.

Biomagnification occurs when the concentration of a substance, such as pollution, in an organism exceeds the background concentration of the substance in its diet. Biomagnification is common in many fish as they ingest smaller fish who have ingested pollution. The scary thing is, a lot of these contaminated fish end up on our plates!

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