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The Distribution of Total and Organic Mercury in Seven Tissues of the Pacific Blue Marlin, Makaira nigricans

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Title: The Distribution of Total and Organic Mercury in Seven Tissues of the Pacific Blue Marlin, Makaira nigricans
Authors: Shultz, Cynthia D.
Crear, David
Issue Date: Apr 1976
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Shultz CD, Crear D. 1976. The distribution of total and organic mercury in seven tissues of the Pacific blue marlin, Makaira nigricans. Pac Sci 30(2): 101-107.
Abstract: Tissue samples from Pacific blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) were
collected at a fishing tournament in Kona, Hawaii, in August 1973. Analyses of
total and organic (methyl) mercury indicated that the marlin may be biotransforming
methyl mercury to inorganic mercury such that about 90 percent of the body
burden of mercury is in the inorganic form. Specific analysis of a subsample of the
tissues showed that the difference between the total and organic mercury concentrations was equal to inorganic mercury by weight.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/10769
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 30, Number 2, 1976



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