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    Marine pollution spawns 'wonky babies'

    Wonky? It’s British slang for shaky, unreliable or unattractive. In Ceri Lewis’s lexicon, it refers to the odd, off-kilter embryonic development that can occur.

    So when she reported, last week, finding “wonky babies” associated with pollutant-exposed sperm, it was NOT a good thing.

    Many marine species broadcast their eggs and sperm, hoping they meet to beget...

    11/26/2008 - 12:04 Earth & Environment, Humans & Society