Assessment of mercury exposure and potential effects on common loons (Gavia immer) in Québec

  title={Assessment of mercury exposure and potential effects on common loons (Gavia immer) in Qu{\'e}bec},
  author={Louise Champoux and Denis Masse and D. C. Evers and Oksana P. Lane and Michel Plante and Steven T. A. Timmermans},
Results from recent studies report increases in mercury in the environment and increased bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs. The Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) and the Canadian National Park Service initiated this study to determine whether common loons (Gavia immer) are exposed to sufficiently high mercury concentrations in prey fish to impair their reproduction and survival. Monitoring of loon reproduction, measurement of lake physicochemistry, and fish sampling for mercury analysis were… Expand

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