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An Assessment of Mercury Concentration in Fish Tissues Caught from Three Compartments of the Bay of Bengal

  title={An Assessment of Mercury Concentration in Fish Tissues Caught from Three Compartments of the Bay of Bengal},
  author={P. Sompongchaiyakul and Jinnathum Hantow and Somjet Sornkrut and M. Sumontha and R. Jayasinghe},
To assess mercury (Hg) contamination in fishery resources of the Bengal Bay, a total of 78 specimens of 11 pelagic fish species were obtained during the joint survey of BIMSTEC member countries on Assessment and Management of Marine Resources, in November to December 2007. Individual specimen was coded, measured and weighed. The white flesh samples for Hg analyses were taken from the abdominal area of most fishes, and from the caudal area for sharks. Total Hg concentrations (expressed in ng/g… Expand

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