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Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Mercury in fish in the Smallwood Reservoir, Labrador, twenty one years after impoundment

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Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Poissons_v2b_002510
Auteur(s)
  • M. R. Anderson 1
  • D. A. Scruton 1
  • U. P. Williams 1
  • J. F. Payne 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Science Branch, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland Region, POBox 5667, A1C5X1, St. John's, NF, Canada
Résumé

The elevated mercury (Hg) levels in fish flesh found after impoundment of a reservoir, are predicted to decline as the reservoir ages. The length of time required for a return to background levels is dependent on among other things, the trophic status of the fish. Predictions for omnivorous species range between 15 and 20 years while for piscivorous species they vary from 20 to 30 years. Fish in the Smallwood Reservoir, Labrador, Canada, were sampled 6 years after impoundment when hg levels were found to be elevated in most species. Selected of the sites were re-sampled after 16 years and again after 21 years. Mercury in the flesh of omnivorous species such as lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) had returned to background levels after 16 years as predicted. However, hg in the flesh of piscivores such as northern pike (Esox lucius) and lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) remained elevated even 21 years after impoundment. While the levels in lake trout have declined somewhat in that time, there is no evidence of decline in the northern pike either within the reservoir or at downstream stations. Models predicting decline in hg levels in piscivorous fish in reservoirs must be re-evaluated in light of this extended data set.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - earth & environmental sciences
  • 3 - environmental sciences
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Pollution
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Water Science and Technology
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecological Modelling
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Environmental Chemistry
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Environmental Engineering
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - water resources
  • 1 - science ; 2 - meteorology & atmospheric sciences
  • 1 - science ; 2 - environmental sciences
Identifiant ISTEX
AC0E958F44C1C257D0002152D0C519B8FA4416F6
Revue

Water, Air, and Soil Pollution

Année de publication
1995
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
5.842
Sous-corpus
  • Poissons
Type de publication
Journal
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