Mercury in Several Species of Billfishes Taken Off Hawaii and Southern California

  • RICHARD S. SHOMURA
  • Published 2004

Abstract

The results of analyses of the mercury content of 37 blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, 56 striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, and 3 swordfish, Xiphias gladius, are presented. The levels of total mercury found in white muscle of blue marlin caught in Hawaiian waters ranged from 0.19 ppm to 7.86 ppm; f i h specimens ranged in total weight from % pounds (43.5 kg… (More)

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