Effects of mercury on behavior and performance of northern two-lined salamanders (Eurycea bislineata).

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Mercury (Hg) causes a range of deleterious effects in wildlife, but little is known about its effects on amphibians. Our objective was to determine whether Hg affects performance and behavior in two-lined salamanders (Eurycea bislineata). We collected salamanders from Hg-contaminated and reference sites and assessed speed, responsiveness, and prey capture… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2010.08.017

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