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Orca Ocean


€ 80,00

 29 x 29 cm | 11" x 11" Acrylic paint
 on stretched canvas
 (unframed)
 fine art painting on poured background

In 2005 scientists thought, polar bears have had the dubious
honour of being the most toxic mammal of the Arctic, but a new
study shows that killer whales have even higher levels of PCBs,
pesticides and a brominated flame retardant.
The appearance of a brominated flame retardant, a type of
chemical found in every day articles such as computers, is
particularly worrying because unlike PCBs and the most harmful
pesticides, most are not currently banned.
The Arctic serves as a global environmental indicator, with which
we can gauge the health of the planet. "Killer whales are particularly
vulnerable to contaminants because they feed at the top of the
food chain and accumulate contaminates from the species they prey
on" so said by Brettania Walker, a toxics officer with WWF´s
Arctic Programme.




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