Mercury Biomagnification in the Aquaculture Pond Ecosystem in the Pearl River Delta

  title={Mercury Biomagnification in the Aquaculture Pond Ecosystem in the Pearl River Delta},
  author={Zhang Cheng and Peng Liang and Dingding Shao and Sheng-Chun Wu and Xiang-ping Nie and Kun-ci Chen and Kaibing Li and Ming Hung Wong},
  journal={Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  • Zhang ChengP. Liang M. Wong
  • Published 3 February 2011
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
This is the first study to investigate the rate of mercury (Hg) biomagnification in the aquaculture pond ecosystem of the Pearl River Delta (PRD), China, by analyzing total mercury (THg) and methyl mercury (MeHg) concentrations in various species of fish at different trophic levels (TLs). Species representing a gradient of trophic positions in the aquaculture pond food chains were chosen for analyzing THg and MeHg concentrations. In this study, there were two kinds of the aquaculture pond food… 

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