Autometallographic tracing of mercury in pilot whale tissues in the Faroe Islands.

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OBJECTIVES Autometallography (AMG) was applied for tracing mercury in long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) harvested in the Faroe Islands. RESULTS Ample mercury accumulation was found in kidney tubules, in contrast to the largely unstained glomeruli. Hepatocytes, as well as liver macrophages, exhibited high mercury uptake. The muscle tissue… (More)

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