author={François M M Morel and Anne M. L. Kraepiel and Marc Amyot},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  • F. Morel, A. Kraepiel, M. Amyot
  • Published 1 November 1998
  • Environmental Science, Chemistry
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
Because it is very toxic and accumulates in organisms, particularly in fish, mercury is an important pollutant and one of the most studied. Nonetheless we still have an incomplete understanding of the factors that control the bioconcentration of mercury. Elemental mercury is efficiently transported as a gas around the globe, and even remote areas show evidence of mercury pollution originating from industrial sources such as power plants. Besides elemental mercury, the major forms of mercury in… 

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