Mercury poisoning

September Williams' Chasing Mercury Near Porto Portugal

September Williams' Chasing Mercury Near Porto Portugal

The Duro river empties into the sea near Porto -- the Duro estuary is peculiar in that the bottom sediment has less mercury than than the top.. like 7ug -1 vs < 1ug-1  usually settles to the bottom being a heavier metal. The transport in the bottom water is more dissolved that's the upper water which is attached to sediments and salt. Still gorgeous and lots of seafood. In the USA have a look at Fish and Shellfish Advisories and safe eating guidelines on EPA.gov -- if they haven't been removed by the current administration in Washington DC. 

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September Williams' Chasing Mercury and the Nun with the Diamond twinkle eyes...

September Williams' Chasing Mercury and the Nun with the Diamond twinkle eyes...

This weekend I had the honor of attending a young friends First Communion at the San Rafael Mission in Marin County. People do not generally think of me as Catholic for good reason.  The character Sicily Marshall in Chasing Mercury reflects a bit of mine in an excerpt from Chasing Mercury, Chapter 15, Santa Monica Bay 1960-1962...

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