Processes Affecting the Movement and Speciation of Mercury in the Marine Environment

  • Graham Topping
  • Ian M Davies
  • John M Pirie


Assessing the impact of the discharge of mercury on a marine ecosystem requires, among other things, knowledge of the behavior and fate of this element after it enters the sea. Despite the growth of information on this subject (Taylor 1978), a recent assessment of the literature (National Research Council 1978) has acknowledged the need for further studies.


Mercury Concentration Total Mercury Chlorophyll Level Total Mercury Concentration Cold Vapour Atomic Absorption Spectrometry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham Topping
    • 1
  • Ian M Davies
    • 1
  • John M Pirie
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Marine LaboratoryScotland, U.K.

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