TITLE

Methylmercury Concentrations in Six Fish Species from Two Colombian Rivers

AUTHOR(S)
Alvarez, Santiago; Jessick, Ashley; Palacio, Jaime; Kolok, Alan
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology;Jan2012, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The objective of this study was to determine whether fish collected from the La Miel or Nechí Rivers (Colombia) differed in muscle methyl mercury (meHg) concentration. Two fish from six different species were collected from markets adjacent to each river. Overall, fish collected from the market adjacent to the Nechí River contained higher levels of meHg. This result however is being driven by very high meHg concentrations in four individual fish, three of which are Pimelodid, long-whiskered catfish. These catfish may represent ideal sentinel organism for the detection of meHg contamination in Colombian rivers.
ACCESSION #
70119460

 

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