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An assessment of mercury in estuarine sediment and tissue in Southern New Jersey using public domain data

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Kara Ng, Zoltan Szabo, Pamela A. Reilly, Julia Barringer, and Kelly L. Smalling, 2016, An assessment of mercury in estuarine sediment and tissue in Southern New Jersey using public domain data: Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 107, iss. 1.

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Mercury (Hg) is considered a contaminant of global concern for coastal environments due to its toxicity, widespread occurrence in sediment, and bioaccumulation in tissue. Coastal New Jersey, USA, is characterized by shallow bays and wetlands that provide critical habitat for wildlife but share space with expanding urban landscapes. This study was designed as an assessment of the magnitude and distribution of Hg in coastal New Jersey sediments and critical species using publicly available data to highlight potential data gaps. Mercury concentrations in estuary sediments can exceed 2 μg/g and correlate with concentrations of other metals. Based on existing data, the concentrations of Hg in mussels in southern New Jersey are comparable [...]

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