A historical record of mercury contamination in Southern Florida (USA) as inferred from avian feather tissue.

@article{Frederick2004AHR,
  title={A historical record of mercury contamination in Southern Florida (USA) as inferred from avian feather tissue.},
  author={Peter Crawford Frederick and Becky Hylton and Julie A Heath and Marilyn G. Spalding},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={1474-8}
}
During the late 1980s, the upper trophic-level biota of the Everglades (FL, USA) was recognized as being highly contaminated with mercury (Hg). However, the timing and pattern of that increase is poorly known, and no information is available about mercury contamination in Everglades wildlife prior to 1974. We measured methylmercury concentrations in feathers of white ibises (n = 33), great egrets (n = 7), anhingas (n = 21), and great blue herons (n = 12) from museum specimens collected from… CONTINUE READING