Historical deposition of trace metals in a marine sapropel from Mangrove Lake, Bermuda with emphasis on mercury, lead, and their isotopic composition

  title={Historical deposition of trace metals in a marine sapropel from Mangrove Lake, Bermuda with emphasis on mercury, lead, and their isotopic composition},
  author={Byung-Il Jeon and Austin Scircle and James V. Cizdziel and Jingjing Chen and Oscar Black and Davin J. Wallace and Ying Zhou and Ryan F. Lepak and James P. Hurley},
  journal={Journal of Soils and Sediments},
Purpose Sapropel is an organic-rich sediment formed under conditions that can result in sequestration of trace metals. Here, we determined the concentration of total mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), and 16 other metals (Al, Ba, Ca, Cd, Cr, Cs, Cu, Fe, Li, Mn, Ni, Sr, Tl, U, V, Zn) in a sapropel core from Mangrove Lake, Bermuda that dated back nearly two millennia. The purpose was to assess historical patterns of metal deposition on this geographically remote island in the North Atlantic Ocean… 
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