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Decline of mercury in young fishes from western Lake Erie between 1970-71 and 1974

Progressive Fish-Culturist

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Abstract

Concentrations of total mercury were determined for samples of age 0-II whole fish of six species collected from western Lake Erie in 1970-71 and five species collected in 1974. Within years, average total mercury concentrations increased with age and size in all species. The concentrations were significantly lower (37 to 86%) in 1974 than in 1970-71. Methylmercury concentrations and the proportion of methylmercury to total mercury increased with age and size of fish in samples of four species collected in 1970-71.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Decline of mercury in young fishes from western Lake Erie between 1970-71 and 1974
Series title:
Progressive Fish-Culturist
Volume
45
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 202-206
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
202
Last page:
206
Number of Pages:
4