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Potential for Increased Mercury Accumulation in the Estuary Food Web

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Year
2003

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Davis, Jay A, Yee, Donald, Collins, Joshua N, Schwarzbach, Steven E, and Luoma, Samuel N, 2003, Potential for Increased Mercury Accumulation in the Estuary Food Web: San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, v. 1, iss. 1.

Summary

Present concentrations of mercury in large portions of San Francisco Bay (Bay), the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta), and the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers are high enough to warrant concern for the health of humans and wildlife. Large scale tidal wetland restoration is currently under consideration as a means of increasing populations of fish species of concern. Tidal wetland restoration activities may lead to increased concentrations of mercury in the estuarine food web and exacerbate the existing mercury problem. This paper evaluates our present ability to predict the local and regional effects of restoration actions on mercury accumulation in aquatic food webs. A sport fish consumption advisory is in place for the Bay, [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Fri Apr 19 10:15:13 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Mechanisms of biological and ecological response in disturbed aquatic ecosystems (Thompson::Brown:Cain:Carter:Fend:Hornberger:Stewart:Luoma).xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd338f">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd338f</a>

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