High Mercury Concentrations Reflect Trophic Ecology of Three Deep-Water Chondrichthyans

@article{Newman2011HighMC,
  title={High Mercury Concentrations Reflect Trophic Ecology of Three Deep-Water Chondrichthyans},
  author={Michael C. Newman and Xiaoyu Xu and Charles F. Cotton and Kyle R. Tom},
  journal={Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  year={2011},
  volume={60},
  pages={618-625}
}
The relative contributions of proximity to mercury sources and trophic ecology to realized axial muscle mercury concentrations were explored for three deep-water chondrichthyans (Etmopterus princeps, Centroscymnus coelolepis, and Hydrolagus affinis), two species of which are harvested for human consumption. Samples were taken at three North Atlantic Ocean locations: the Azores, the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone, and the Bear Seamount. Despite the long distances between anthropogenic sources and… 

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