Mercury accumulation in relation to size and age of Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus harengus) from the southwestern Bay of Fundy, Canada

@article{Braune1987MercuryAI,
  title={Mercury accumulation in relation to size and age of Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus harengus) from the southwestern Bay of Fundy, Canada},
  author={B. Braune},
  journal={Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  year={1987},
  volume={16},
  pages={311-320}
}
  • B. Braune
  • Published 1987
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
  • Measured muscle and whole fish total mercury concentrations showed significant positive correlations with age, weight and length, in order of decreasing correlation. Within herring age classes, however, muscle and whole fish mercury concentrations showed significant negative correlations with weight and length due to a ‘growth dilution’ effect in 1- and 2-year-old herring, but demonstrated positive correlations with weight and length in 3- to 5-year-old fish. A bioenergetics-based pollutant… CONTINUE READING
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