Study on the Accumulation of Heavy Metals in Shallow-Water and Deep-Sea Hagfishes

@article{Chiu2011StudyOT,
  title={Study on the Accumulation of Heavy Metals in Shallow-Water and Deep-Sea Hagfishes},
  author={Kuohsun Chiu and Hin Kiu Mok},
  journal={Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  year={2011},
  volume={60},
  pages={643-653}
}
  • K. Chiu, H. Mok
  • Published 1 May 2011
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Hagfish, the plesiomorphic sister group of all vertebrates, are scavengers, and many of them live at depths reaching thousands of meters. They are caught for use as food and serve as a substitute for leather in crafts in Asian hagfisheries. At present, the amount of various pollutants present in hagfishes from bioaccumulation through the food chain is unknown. To understand the bioaccumulation characteristics of heavy metals in deep-sea scavengers, selected heavy metals, including iron (Fe… 
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