Temporal and geographic trends in mercury concentrations in muscle tissue in five species of hudson river, USA, fish

  title={Temporal and geographic trends in mercury concentrations in muscle tissue in five species of hudson river, USA, fish},
  author={Jeffrey S Levinton and Sharon T. P Ochron},
  journal={Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry},
We analyzed a New York (USA) state database of mercury concentrations in muscle tissue for five species of fish (striped bass, yellow perch, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and carp) over a range of locations in the Hudson River (USA) between 1970 and 2004. We used regression models to discern temporal and geographic change in the fish while controlling for a positive correlation between mercury concentration and body mass. Mercury concentrations significantly increased in fish from New York… 
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