Mercury concentrations in surface water and harvested waterfowl from the prairie pothole region of Saskatchewan.

@article{Hall2009MercuryCI,
  title={Mercury concentrations in surface water and harvested waterfowl from the prairie pothole region of Saskatchewan.},
  author={Britt D. Hall and Lauren A Baron and Christopher M Somers},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 23},
  pages={8759-66}
}
Mercury cycling in prairie ecosystems is poorly understood. We examined methylmercury (MeHg) concentrations in whole water from 49 diverse prairie wetlands and lakes in Saskatchewan. We also determined total Hg (THg) concentrations in waterfowl harvested by hunters for consumption. Average whole water MeHg concentrations ranged from 0.02 to over 4 ng L(-1) and were higher in water from wetland ponds compared to those in lakes. High MeHg concentrations in prairie wetlands present the possibility… CONTINUE READING