Are red mullet efficient as bio-indicators of mercury contamination? A case study from the French Mediterranean.

@article{Cresson2015AreRM,
  title={Are red mullet efficient as bio-indicators of mercury contamination? A case study from the French Mediterranean.},
  author={Pierre Cresson and Marc Bouchoucha and Françoise Marco Miralles and Romain Elleboode and K{\'e}lig Mah{\'e} and Nicolas Marusczak and Herv{\'e} Th{\'e}bault and Daniel Cossa},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={191-9}
}
Mercury (Hg) is one of the main chemicals currently altering Mediterranean ecosystems. Red mullet (Mullus barbatus and M. surmuletus) have been widely used as quantitative bio-indicators of chemical contamination. In this study, we reassess the ability of these species to be used as efficient bio-indicators of Hg contamination by monitoring during 18 months Hg concentrations in muscle tissue of mullet sampled from 5 French Mediterranean coastal areas. Mean concentrations ranged between 0.23 and… CONTINUE READING

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