A 700-year record of mercury in avian eggshells of Guangjin Island, South China Sea.


Ancient eggshells over the past 700 years were extracted from an ornithogenic sediment profile on Guangjin Island, South China Sea. Based on SEM and nitrogen isotope analyses, we determined that neither post-depositional processes nor seabirds' dietary changes had a large influence on eggshell Hg levels. The historical change of Hg in these eggshells was… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2010.12.021


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