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Mercury accumulation and the mercury-PCB-sex interaction in summer flounder

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Madenjian, C. P., O. P. Jensen, D. P. Krabbenhoft, J. F. DeWild, J. M. Ogorek, and A. R. Vastano. 2016. Mercury accumulation and the mercury-PCB-sex interaction in summer flounder. Journal of Marine Science: Research & Development 6:188.

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Patterns in the relative differences in contaminant concentrations between the sexes of mature fish may reveal important behavioral and physiological differences between the sexes. We determined whole-fish total mercury (Hg) concentrations in 23 female summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and 27 male summer flounder from New Jersey coastal waters. To estimate the change in Hg concentration due to release of eggs at spawning, Hg concentration in the somatic tissue and ovaries of 5 of the 23 female summer flounder were also determined. To ascertain whether most of the Hg in the summer flounder was methylmercury (MeHg), whole-fish MeHg concentrations were determined in all 50 summer flounder. Whole-fish Hg concentrations averaged 113 [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.4172/2155-9910.1000188
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