Clam scientist funds own study to monitor Arctic pollution

 Mary Ellen Thomas, senior researcher at Nunavut Research Institute, said Reinisch's project makes sense, though it is also ambitious and long-term."But if we can start by building local capacity do this work independently, then we don't need to rely on southern institutes to do this work for us," she said.http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/07/27/north-clam-northwest-passage.html