Metal pollution in British waters may be threatening scallops, study revealsThe research, led by an interdisciplinary team at the University of ...

Metal pollution in British waters may be threatening scallops, study revealsThe research, led by an interdisciplinary team at the University of ...Metal pollution in British waters may be threatening scallops, study reveals

The research, led by an interdisciplinary team at the University of York, suggests that the contamination of seabed sediments with zinc, lead and copper from the mining of these metals, which peaked on the island in the late 19th century, is causing the shells of king scallops to become significantly more brittle.