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Methylmercury and associated data in macroinvertebrates from tributaries of Honnedaga Lake and from the Middle Branch Black River in New York.

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Publication Date
Start Date
2012
End Date
2016

Citation

Riva-Murray, K., and Burns, D.A., 2020, Methylmercury and associated data in macroinvertebrates from tributaries of Honnedaga Lake and from the Middle Branch Black River in New York: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9C17PA0.

Summary

Macroinvertebrate samples were collected from streams tributary to Honnedaga Lake and from the Middle Branch of the Black River during 2012-2016 and analyzed for methylmercury concentrations and for stable isotope ratios of nitrogen and carbon. Macroinvertebrates were identified in the field, and the level of taxonomic resolution varied from order to species; most taxa were identified to the family level. Specimens were field-processed into composite samples, field-frozen, and submitted to the mercury laboratory for freeze-drying and analysis. Subsamples were then submitted to the stable isotope laboratory for analysis of nitrogen and carbon isotope ratios. This database contains the resulting data and associated information for these [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Karen Riva Murray
Originator :
Karen Riva Murray, Douglas A Burns
Metadata Contact :
Karen Riva Murray
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
New York Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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Aeshnidae.JPG
“Darner dragonfly naiad, an aquatic macroinvertebrate”
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HonnedagaMethylmercury_AllData.xlsx
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HonnedagaMethylmercury_metadata.xml
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HonnedagaMethylmercury_Table1.csv
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HonnedagaMethylmercury_Table2.csv 4.27 KB text/csv
HonnedagaMethylmercury_TableOfContents.csv 483 Bytes text/csv

Purpose

The purpose of this data release is to provide methylmercury concentration data, nitrogen and carbon stable isotope data, and associated information for macroinvertebrate samples (whole, composites) collected from tributaries of Honnedaga Lake and from the Middle Branch of the Black River in the Adirondack region of New York State.
Darner dragonfly naiad, an aquatic macroinvertebrate
Darner dragonfly naiad, an aquatic macroinvertebrate

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These samples were collected by U.S. Geological Survey. Samples were analyzed for methylmercury at Syracuse University's Center for Environmental Systems Engineering Laboratory (Syracuse, New York) or the USGS Mercury Research Laboratory (Middleton, Wisconsin).

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