Assessment of mercury in muscle of fish from Cartagena Bay, a tropical estuary at the north of Colombia.

Fish belonging to several trophic levels from Cartagena Bay, a tropical estuary, were collected and analyzed for total mercury (T-Hg) concentrations in muscle. T-Hg concentrations varied from 0.010-0.526 microg/g, and the overall average was 0.051 +/- 0.002 microg/g. Carnivorous species presented the highest T-Hg mean value (0.100 +/- 0.006 microg/g… CONTINUE READING