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This dataset contains mercury concentrations and locations of wintering red-legged kittiwakes in the western subartic Pacific Ocean. These data support the following publication: Fleishman, AB, RA Orben, N Kokubun, A Will, R Paredes, JT Ackerman, A Takahashi, AS Kitaysky, and SA Shaffer. 2019. Wintering in the Western Subarctic Pacific increases mercury contamination of red-legged kittiwakes. Environmental Science and Technology, in press.
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The "MasterDB-csv-final2" dataset includes 548 laboratory measurements of sediment total mercury (STHg, nanograms per gram of soil, dry), bulk density (BD, grams per cm3 of soil, dry), percent of soil organic matter (%OM, loss on ignition, LOI), percent of soil organic carbon (%SOC, calculated using the Redfield's number), RHgC (Hg to carbon ratio), and age (YBP) from 13 permafrost cores collected from 2004 to 2012 in the interoir and northern slope of Alaska by trained personnel from the U.S. Geological Survey National Research Program and the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado.
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These data represent mercury (Hg), filtered total Hg (FTHg), filtered methylmercury (FMHg), particulate total Hg (PTHg), particulate methylmercury (PMHg), total mercury (THg), dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and total organic carbon (TOC) concentrations in surface water samples collected on Bad River Tribal lands. Several samples were collected at multiple locations on the Bad River and Tyler Forks Creek, and one location on Bull Gus Creek. Additionally, one sample was collected at each of four unknown locations on four Bad River tributaries and two samples at a lake of unknown location. All samples were collected during 2006 to 2016. Neither the collection of water samples nor the Hg analyses were performed by the...
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Sediment cores were collected in the Cache Creek Settling Basin (CCSB), Yolo County, California, during October 2011 at 10 locations (borehole sites) and during August 2012 at 5 other locations. Total core depths ranged from approximately 4.6 to 13.7 meters (15 to 45 feet), with penetration to about 9.1 meters (30 feet) at most locations. Detailed subsampling (3-centimeter intervals) was done at total of seven locations: six along an east-west transect in the southern part of the Cache Creek Settling Basin and at one in the northern part of the basin for analyses of total mercury; organic content; and cesium-137, which was used for dating. This data release reports results of the analyses of each subsample of these...
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Annual litterfall samples were collected and analyzed for THg (total mercury) and MHg (methyl mercury) at a site (WI95) on Bad River tribal lands during 2012 to 2018. Litterfall was collected at a second site, WI01, during 2012 only. Litterfall was sampled in eight collectors, from which annual mass was determined. Total mercury analyses were performed on only four samples from the collectors with the lowest numbers in the sequence. A mass weighted sample based on the four THg samples was analyzed for MHg. Neither the collection of litterfall samples nor the Hg analyses were performed by the U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center.
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These data were compiled to study mercury and selenium concentrations in fish species and assemblages in lotic waterbodies across the Upper Colorado River Basin. Data were compiled from State and Federal agencies. This data table contains raw concentration data, as well as standardized concentrations corrected for differences based on sample type (i.e., tissue type), species-specific bioaccumulation rates (Table S1), and fish size (Table S2). The data were used in linear mixed effects models to estimate average mercury and selenium concentration in fish species and in fish assemblages, including fish total length (cm), sampling location (Sub basin name and GPS coordinates), and sampling year (Figures 2,3, and 4...
Comma-separated values (.csv) file containing data related to mercury concentrations in dragonfly samples from U.S. National Parks collected as part of the Dragonfly Mercury Project (DMP)
Categories: Data, Data Release - Revised; Tags: Acadia National Park, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Amistad National Recreation Area, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, All tags...
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The Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project (HWRP) is a joint venture between the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE; San Francisco District) and the California State Coastal Conservancy. The site is located on the property of the former Hamilton Army Airfield in Novato, California, along the western edge of San Pablo Bay, which is part of northern San Francisco Bay. The initial stages of wetland restoration, which included dredged sediment reuse, took place during 2009–2011. From 2011 until April 2014, the site was maintained as partially flooded through a temporary one-way culvert that allowed bay water onto the site. On April 25th, 2014, the outboard levee towards the north-eastern corner of the site was breached...
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Clear Lake, located within the Coast Range west of California’s Central Valley, is the largest natural freshwater lake contained fully within the state and geologically is considered to be the oldest lake in North America. Clear Lake is popular for recreation and provides critical habitat to a wide variety of fish and bird species. Water quality in Clear Lake is degraded by both by mercury contamination and harmful algal blooms (HABs). The mercury contamination is largely associated with the Sulfur Bank Mercury Mine (SBMM), located on the eastern shore of the Oaks Arm in the northeastern portion of the Lake. The mine was operated intermittently from the 1870s until 1957 and is now a U.S. Environmental Protection...
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Working in cooperation with EPA, the USGS coordinated the collection of fish tissue for processing and analyses by the EPA Region 10 Manchester Environmental Laboratory located in Port Orchard, WA. This effort was being tied to existing operations work performed by state wildlife agencies in Idaho and Montana (Ross and others, 2018). Annually, in late August and September, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MTFWP), and the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho conduct population surveys on the Kootenai River. During the 2018 electrofishing population surveys, state wildlife agency personnel also retained collected fish for the present tissue sampling effort. Design...
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The breast feathers of 13 bald eagles were collected at 11 locations during 2014 to 2016 along rivers and sloughs on or near to Bad River tribal lands and analyzed for total mercury (Hg) concentrations. An age (7 - 9 weeks) was indicated for only two of the eagle feather samples. The eagle feathers sampled were likely all from nestlings, but this could be confirmed for only two of the eagles. Neither the collection of feather samples nor the Hg analyses were performed by the U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center.
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Under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the U.S. Geological Survey Mercury Research Lab (USGS MRL) conducted a multiyear assessment of mercury across the Laurentian Great Lakes. Biannual sampling was conducted across all five lakes onboard the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) research vessel Lake Guardian (in years 2010–2014, 2018) at pelagic sampling locations established by the long-term US EPA Great Lakes monitoring program. In addition to the regularly scheduled biannual sampling, in September 2013 and 2014 Lake Michigan and Lake Erie (respectively) were sampled with increased focus on shallow nearshore locations. Throughout these sampling efforts, sediments, mussels, surface water, and plankton...
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Mercury is a globally distributed pollutant that threatens human and ecosystem health. Even protected areas, such as national parks, are subjected to mercury contamination because it is delivered via atmospheric deposition, often after long-range transport. In aquatic ecosystems, certain environmental conditions can promote microbial processes that convert inorganic mercury to an organic form (methylmercury). Methylmercury biomagnifies through food webs and is a potent neurotoxicant and endocrine disruptor. This dataset contains data on the length, mass, and muscle total mercury concentration of Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) and Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) collected from the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National...
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These data represent total mercury (Hg) concentrations and percent organic carbon in bed sediment from 51 samples collected at 44 location in streams and rivers during 2006 to 2015 within or near to Bad River Tribal lands. Reach lengths are provided when they were available, and the data set includes sieved, unsieved, and samples where sieving status was not indicated. Samples were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey, jointly by the U.S. Geological Survey and Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, or unknown collection agency. Neither bed sediment sample collection nor Hg analyses were performed by the U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center.
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Comma-separated values (.csv) files containing data related to a National-scale assessment of mercury bioaccumulation in the US National Parks using dragonfly larvae as biosentinels through a citizen science framework.
Categories: Data; Tags: Acadia National Park, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Aquatic Biology, All tags...
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Mine and deposit sites known to contain mercury. Mercury contamination – mines, deposits, and rivers with mercury warnings. These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "as is" and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User's intended use. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. The BLM should be cited as the data...
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Methylmercury (MeHg) and total mercury (HgT) stable isotope measurements were made by the USGS Mercury Research Lab (MRL) in different organs on the Giant Petrels (Macronectes spp.) to examine internal mercury cycling in these seabirds. These data were collected as a compliment to x-ray spectroscopy measurements made by the University of Grenoble, France. The tissues and feathers of the southern giant petrels exhibit large variability in mercury-202 isotope values (δ202HgT), which are typically used to ascertain Hg sources in the environment. These values follow a pattern across all individuals based on tissue type: feathers (δ202HgT = 2.74 ± 0.16‰, n =5, mean ± standard deviation) > brain (δ202HgT = 1.09 ± 0.77‰,...
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These data represent Hg concentrations in tissue of 18 green frogs from the Bad River, Wisconsin. Neither the collection of green frogs nor the Hg analyses were performed by the U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center.
Survival and size of mayflies at each life stage, as well as MeHg concentrations in diatoms and mayflies exposed to low and high MeHg concentrations and a range of selenomethione (SeMet) concentrations.
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These metadata provide data used to examine mercury and selenium concentrations in eggs of birds breeding in wetlands of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem, Utah, particularly at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Eggs were salvaged during 2010 - 2012 and include 33 species of birds. These data support the following publication: Ackerman, J.T., Herzog, M.P., Hartman, C.A., Isanhart, J., Herring, G., Vaughn, S., Cavitt, J.F., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Browers, H., Cline, C., and Vest, J., 2015, Mercury and selenium contamination in waterbird eggs and risk to avian reproduction at Great Salt Lake, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1020, 164 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151020.


map background search result map search result map Total Mercury Concentrations in Fish Muscle from the Colorado River and Bright Angel Creek, AZ, USA (2015) Fish tissue mercury and selenium concentrations in Upper Colorado River Basin: 1962-2011 Total mercury, bulk density, percent organic matter, and percent organic carbon measured in permafrost cores collected from 2004 through 2012 from the interior and northern slope of Alaska Total Mercury Concentrations in Dragonfly Larvae from U.S. National Parks (ver. 6.0, June 2021) Mercury Concentrations in Surface Waters, Bad River Watershed, Wisconsin, 2006-2016 Mercury Concentrations in Bed Sediment, Bad River Watershed, Wisconsin, 2006-2015 Mercury Concentrations in Green Frog Tissue, Bad River Watershed, Wisconsin, 2012-2013 Mercury Concentrations in Bald Eagle Feathers, Bad River Watershed, Wisconsin, 2014-2016 Mercury Concentrations in Litterfall, Bad River Watershed, Wisconsin, 2012-2018 Selenium and mercury in fish tissues from the Kootenai River, Montana and Idaho, September 2018 BLM REA YKL 2011 Mercury Deposit and Contamination Sites Mercury and selenium concentrations in bird eggs at Great Salt Lake, Utah Mercury Bioaccumulation in US National Parks Using Dragonfly Larvae as Biosentinels, 2009-2018 Survival, growth, behavior and mercury concentrations of mayflies exposed to elevated dietary methylmercury and aqueous selenium Mercury concentrations in surface water, sediment, and biota in the Laurentian Great Lakes, 2005 through Present Mercury and Methylmercury Stable Isotope Measurements in Giant Petrels Mercury speciation and other constituent data for surface water and bed sediment associated with the Hamilton Airfield Wetland Restoration, Novato, California. USA (ver. 2.0, June 2021) Geochemical data including mercury for subsamples of deep cores from the Cache Creek Settling Basin, Yolo County, California Geochemical Data for Mercury and Other Constituents in Redox-Manipulated Sediment Cores from Clear Lake, Lake County, California Survival, growth, behavior and mercury concentrations of mayflies exposed to elevated dietary methylmercury and aqueous selenium Mercury speciation and other constituent data for surface water and bed sediment associated with the Hamilton Airfield Wetland Restoration, Novato, California. USA (ver. 2.0, June 2021) Geochemical data including mercury for subsamples of deep cores from the Cache Creek Settling Basin, Yolo County, California Geochemical Data for Mercury and Other Constituents in Redox-Manipulated Sediment Cores from Clear Lake, Lake County, California Mercury Concentrations in Litterfall, Bad River Watershed, Wisconsin, 2012-2018 Mercury Concentrations in Surface Waters, Bad River Watershed, Wisconsin, 2006-2016 Mercury Concentrations in Bed Sediment, Bad River Watershed, Wisconsin, 2006-2015 Mercury Concentrations in Bald Eagle Feathers, Bad River Watershed, Wisconsin, 2014-2016 Mercury Concentrations in Green Frog Tissue, Bad River Watershed, Wisconsin, 2012-2013 Selenium and mercury in fish tissues from the Kootenai River, Montana and Idaho, September 2018 Mercury and selenium concentrations in bird eggs at Great Salt Lake, Utah Mercury and Methylmercury Stable Isotope Measurements in Giant Petrels Fish tissue mercury and selenium concentrations in Upper Colorado River Basin: 1962-2011 Total mercury, bulk density, percent organic matter, and percent organic carbon measured in permafrost cores collected from 2004 through 2012 from the interior and northern slope of Alaska Mercury concentrations in surface water, sediment, and biota in the Laurentian Great Lakes, 2005 through Present BLM REA YKL 2011 Mercury Deposit and Contamination Sites Mercury Bioaccumulation in US National Parks Using Dragonfly Larvae as Biosentinels, 2009-2018 Total Mercury Concentrations in Dragonfly Larvae from U.S. National Parks (ver. 6.0, June 2021)