Arctic Canada - The Culture Cure
Episode 4

Climate Change - Reactivation of mercury from permafrost into the Arctic food chain

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Kyra St-Pierre is a Doctor of Philosophy, and Biological Sciences with specialization in ecology. She has been involved in studies around the world including humpback whale surveys on the coast of Australia, water quality work in Quttinirpaaq National Park in Nunavut, fieldwork in Southern Greenland for the Centre for Permafrost, fieldwork on how methylmercury moves from Arctic sea to land, and a study regarding record levels of mercury being reactivated and released from permafrost in the Western Arctic of Canada. Kyra discusses climate change, the reactivation of mercury into the foodchain as permafrost melts creating slumps in the land, and what this means for the Arctic and other parts of the world. 

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