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Methylmercury in marine ecosystems: spatial patterns and processes of production, bioaccumulation, and biomagnification.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19015919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The spatial variation of MeHg production, bioaccumulation, and biomagnification in marine food webs is poorly characterized but critical to understanding the links between sources and higher trophic levels, such as fish that are ultimately vectors of human and wildlife exposure. This article discusses both large and local scale processes controlling Hg supply, methylation, bioaccumulation, and transfer in marine ecosystems. While global estimates of Hg supply suggest important open ocean reservoirs of MeHg, only coastal processes and food webs are known sources of MeHg production, bioaccumulation, and bioadvection. The patterns observed to date suggest that not all sources and biotic receptors are spatially linked, and that physical and ecological processes are important in transferring MeHg from source regions to bioaccumulation in marine food webs and from lower to higher trophic levels.
Celia Chen; Aria Amirbahman; Nicholas Fisher; Gareth Harding; Carl Lamborg; Diane Nacci; David Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2008-11-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  EcoHealth     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1612-9210     ISO Abbreviation:  Ecohealth     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-25     Completed Date:  2009-07-10     Revised Date:  2014-06-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101222144     Medline TA:  Ecohealth     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-408     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring / methods*
Environmental Pollution / analysis*
Geologic Sediments / analysis*
Methylmercury Compounds / analysis*
Grant Support
P20RR016457/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; P42 ES007373/ES/NIEHS NIH HHS; P42 ES007373-145820/ES/NIEHS NIH HHS; P42 ESO7373//PHS HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Methylmercury Compounds

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