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Biological Indicators and Mercury Concentrations in Smallmouth Bass

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2013-03-29
End Date
2017-02-02

Citation

Blazer, V.S., 2023, Biological Indicators and Mercury Concentrations in Smallmouth Bass: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9418S51.

Summary

Biological indicators including morphometric (length, weight), age, sex and health indicators including organismal (health assessment index, condition factor), organ (hepatosomatic index, gonadosomatic index), cellular (intersex, parasite density, macrophage aggregate density), subcellular (plasma vitellogenin, estradiol, testosterone, 11-keto testosterone) and molecular (hepatic transcript abundance) were measured in smallmouth bass from tributaries in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Total mercury was measured in these fish and correlations between mercury and biological indicators were assessed.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Vicki S Blazer
Originator :
Vicki S Blazer
Metadata Contact :
Vicki S Blazer
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
SDC Data Owner :
Eastern Ecological Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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MercuryBiological datarelease.xml
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SMB Hg Effects datarelease.csv 81.54 KB text/csv

Purpose

Data were collected to evaluate potential effects of mercury on reproductive and general health of smallmouth bass

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