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

  • Graham Topping
  • Ian M Davies
  • John M Pirie

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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