Mercury concentrations in muscle, brain and bone of Western Alaskan waterfowl.

@article{Rothschild2005MercuryCI,
  title={Mercury concentrations in muscle, brain and bone of Western Alaskan waterfowl.},
  author={Roger F N Rothschild and Lawrence K. Duffy},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2005},
  volume={349 1-3},
  pages={277-83}
}
Total mercury (THg), which includes both inorganic (Hg(2+)) and methylmercury (MeHg) species, has been reported for seabirds in the North Pacific and Alaska. For the Yup'ik and Aleut people of Alaska, waterfowl are a small but important seasonal component of the diet, but many Alaskan species have not been studied extensively for the presence of mercury. Birds are good subjects for examination of mercury concentrations because they feed at different trophic levels, they can be long-lived, and… CONTINUE READING

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