by Lucy Schroeder, Great Lakes Echo

Great Lakes pollutants threaten a special population of beluga whales.

Their chemical structures figure prominently in a picture artist Eric Gajewski recently drew to illustrate the plight of the mammals living in the St. Lawrence River.

“Water is such a sacred thing—that it can also be so toxic and poisonous seems to go against a life law,” said Gajewski, an environmental studies doctoral student at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

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