Tissue mercury concentrations in alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) from the Florida Everglades and the Savannah River Site, South Carolina.

Abstract

Mercury pollution is a serious problem in some areas of the southeastern United States. Due to biomagnification, long-lived predators should have high Hg concentrations in affected areas. American alligators(Alligator mississippiensis) are important predators in many southwestern wetlands, but little information is available on Hg concentrations in this… (More)

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