Mercury in an ultraoligotrophic North Patagonian Andean lake (Argentina): concentration patterns in different components of the water column.

@article{Arribre2010MercuryIA,
  title={Mercury in an ultraoligotrophic North Patagonian Andean lake (Argentina): concentration patterns in different components of the water column.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Ang{\'e}lica Arrib{\'e}re and Mar{\'i}a del Carmen Di{\'e}guez and Sergio Ribeiro Guevara and Claudia P. Queimali{\~n}os and Vesna Fajon and Mariana Reissig and Milena Horvat},
  journal={Journal of environmental sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={1171-8}
}
The deep, ultraoligotrophic piedmont lakes of Northern Patagonia (Argentina) are located in pristine and barely impacted areas, along a wide latitudinal range. Several studies have reported moderate to high total mercury (Hg) concentrations and contrasting methylmercury (CH3Hg+) production in different lake compartments. Sources of Hg for western Patagonian terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are still not clear; while point sources can be ruled out and atmospheric deposition is a plausible… CONTINUE READING