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Lead Shot and Sinkers: Heavy Implications for Wildlife
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Title: Lead Shot and Sinkers: Heavy Implications for Wildlife


Millions of pounds of lead used in hunting, fishing, and shooting sports wind up in the environment each year and can threaten or kill wildlife, according to a new scientific report.

Sarah Gerould, head of the USGS's Contaminant Biology Program, talks with Dr. Barnett Ratter, a USGS scientist at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and a co-author of the new report, about the ways lead is affecting wildlife and their habitats. This episode includes images and video.

Location: USA

Date Taken: 7/11/2008

Length: 0:00

Video Producer: David Hebert , U.S. Geological Survey

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Photos: National Park Service; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; USGS/NBII
Video: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


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