Pathways and speciation of mercury in the environmental compartments of Deception Island, Antarctica.

@article{Ferro2014PathwaysAS,
  title={Pathways and speciation of mercury in the environmental compartments of Deception Island, Antarctica.},
  author={Andr{\'e} M{\~a}o de Ferro and Ana M. Mota and Jo{\~a}o Paulo Can{\'a}rio},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2014},
  volume={95},
  pages={227-33}
}
This work reports the first integrated mercury study in an Antarctic ecosystem. Sample collection took place in Deception Island, an active volcano in the South Shetland Islands, in several environmental compartments (water, snow, sediments and vegetation) and different locations, during December 2011. The results suggest that volcanic activity is the most important Hg source. Mercury levels in water and sediments sampled at two fumaroles were up to 10,000 times higher than in the other… CONTINUE READING