Yong Seok Hong

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Concentrations of total mercury (Hg) and selenium (Se) were determined in diet fish and whole blood and tissue samples from seven bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) housed at the National Aquarium Baltimore (NAB). In addition, concentrations of monomethylmercury (CH(3)Hg(+)) were determined in diet fish and dolphins' tissue samples. The data were(More)
The effects of dynamic changes in pH and salinity on metal speciation and release are investigated with sediments posed in a simulated estuarine environment. The release of Zn, Cd, Mn, and Fe was studied using sediment from the Anacostia River (Washington, DC, USA) spiked with freshly precipitated amorphous cadmium sulfide to increase Cd content. The(More)
A diffusive gradient in thin film technique (DGT) was combined with ion chromatography and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (IC-ICP-MS) for the in situ simultaneous quantification of CH(3)Hg(+) and Hg(2+) in aquatic environments. After diffusing through an agarose diffusive layer, the Hg species accumulated in a thiol-functionalized resin layer(More)
We give descriptions of five new enchytraeid species (Enchytraeidae, Oligochaeta) from Korea: Henlea magnaampullacea sp. n., Fridericia sphaerica sp. n., F. cusanicaformis sp. n., F. granulocyta sp. n. and Mesenchytraeus calyx sp. n., with morphological and molecular (mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I, nuclear histone 3 genes and nuclear(More)
Until now the complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) sequences of only three species of clitellate have been available. We have determined the complete mitogenome sequences of the elusive Burmese giant earthworm Tonoscolex birmanicus (Clitellata: Megascolecidae), which is endemic to Myanmar. The 15,170-bp long genome contains the 37 genes typical of(More)
Sediment from the Anacostia River (Washington, DC, USA) was suspended in aerobic artificial river water for 14 d to investigate the dynamics of dissolved metals release and related parameters including pH, acid volatile sulfides (AVS), and dissolved/solid phase Fe(2+). To better understand and predict the underlying processes, a mathematical model is(More)
Earthworm specimens collected from Mt. Chiak, National Park, Korea were found to represent three new species of megascolecid earthworms: Amynthas chiakensis sp. nov., Amynthas gyeongriae sp. nov., and Amynthas wonjuensis sp. nov. Amynthas chiakensis sp. nov. has two pairs of spermathecae in VII and VIII, small transverse oval male porophores each with(More)
The values of parameters in harmony search algorithm were of importance to the success implementation of this algorithm. There was no theoretical basis for the determination of parameters, a dynamic adaptation procedure was proposed this paper in order to explore and exploit the problem space exhaustively. This new procedure was applied in the location of(More)