Mercury can affect nearly any animal, including humans. High concentrations of mercury can cause birth defects in almost every species. Some of the species that are most affected are aquatic birds such as egrets and mallards. Not only can mercury cause birth defects in these animals, but it also lowers the level of their protective enzymes.
Whales and dolphins.
Dolphins have washed ashore with missing flesh due to mercury poisoning. Information is from the documentary The Cove.
Whales, dolphins, sharks can all victims of mercury. Humans are also not left out as they consume some of the aquatic food.
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