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Acid mine drainage can alter zebrafish behaviour, study finds

Researchers are using zebrafish to illustrate the toxic impact of acid mine drainage on marine life at abandoned sites, such as Sulitjema.

Exposure to AMD led to  behavioural changes, development defects and altered gene expression. Photo: Kazakov Maksim

Exposure to AMD led to behavioural changes, development defects and altered gene expression. Photo: Kazakov Maksim

Published in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, a recent study looks at how acid mine drainage (AMD) at Norway's Sulitjelma mine impacts zebrafish, a commonly used model organism for aquatic toxicity...

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