The progressive concentration of chemical products through the pyramid of living systems.
A good example is the primary absorption of DDT or other toxic chemicals by the phytoplankton and their further concentration through the oceanic trophic sequence: small fishes, big fishes or penguins and other marine birds, and finally carnivorous marine mammals.
The possible effects for animal life in general are still ill known.
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