Effects of mercury deposition and coniferous forests on the mercury contamination of fish in the South Central United States.

@article{Drenner2013EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of mercury deposition and coniferous forests on the mercury contamination of fish in the South Central United States.},
  author={Ray W. Drenner and Matthew M Chumchal and Christina M. Jones and Christopher M. B. Lehmann and David AT Gay and David I. Donato},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={1274-9}
}
Mercury (Hg) is a toxic metal that is found in aquatic food webs and is hazardous to human and wildlife health. We examined the relationship between Hg deposition, land coverage by coniferous and deciduous forests, and average Hg concentrations in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)-equivalent fish (LMBE) in 14 ecoregions located within all or part of six states in the South Central U.S. In 11 ecoregions, the average Hg concentrations in 35.6-cm total length LMBE were above 300 ng/g, the… CONTINUE READING

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