Industrial effluents as a source of mercury contamination in terrestrial riparian vertebrates

Environmental Pollution (Series B)
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Abstract

Eight species of piscivorous and insectivorous birds and one species of bat collected along Virginia's North Fork of the Holston River contained elevated mercury residues. The ubiquitous occurrence of mercury in riparian insectivores implicates aquatic insects as a vehicle for spreading mercury contamination from one ecosystem to another and expands the ecological ramifications of mercury-contaminated industrial effluents.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Industrial effluents as a source of mercury contamination in terrestrial riparian vertebrates
Series title Environmental Pollution (Series B)
DOI 10.1016/0143-148X(83)90049-6
Volume 5
Issue 1
Year Published 1983
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 7 p.
First page 51
Last page 57
Country United States
State Virginia
Other Geospatial North Fork of the Holston River
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