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Author Harris, R.; Pollman, C.; Landing, W.; Evans, D.; Axelrad, D.; Hutchinson, D.; Morey, S.L.; Rumbold, D.; Dukhovskoy, D.; Adams, D.H.; Vijayaraghavan, K.; Holmes, C.; Atkinson, R.D.; Myers, T.; Sunderland, E.
Title Mercury in the Gulf of Mexico: sources to receptors Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
Year 2012 Publication Environmental Research Abbreviated Journal Environ Res
Volume 119 Issue Pages 42-52
Keywords Air Pollutants/chemistry; Animals; Environmental Exposure; Food Chain; Geologic Sediments/chemistry; Humans; Mercury/*chemistry/metabolism; Seawater/*chemistry; Water Pollutants, Chemical/*chemistry/metabolism
Abstract Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) fisheries account for 41% of the U.S. marine recreational fish catch and 16% of the nation's marine commercial fish landings. Mercury (Hg) concentrations are elevated in some fish species in the Gulf, including king mackerel, sharks, and tilefish. All five Gulf states have fish consumption advisories based on Hg. Per-capita fish consumption in the Gulf region is elevated compared to the U.S. national average, and recreational fishers in the region have a potential for greater MeHg exposure due to higher levels of fish consumption. Atmospheric wet Hg deposition is estimated to be higher in the Gulf region compared to most other areas in the U.S., but the largest source of Hg to the Gulf as a whole is the Atlantic Ocean (>90%) via large flows associated with the Loop Current. Redistribution of atmospheric, Atlantic and terrestrial Hg inputs to the Gulf occurs via large scale water circulation patterns, and further work is needed to refine estimates of the relative importance of these Hg sources in terms of contributing to fish Hg levels in different regions of the Gulf. Measurements are needed to better quantify external loads, in-situ concentrations, and fluxes of total Hg and methylmercury in the water column, sediments, and food web.
Address Reed Harris Environmental Ltd, 180 Forestwood Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J4E6, Canada. reed@reed-harris.com
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Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 233
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Author Subrahmanyam, B.; Murty, V.S.N.; Sharp, R.J.; O'Brien, J.J.
Title Air-sea Coupling During the Tropical Cyclones in the Indian Ocean: A Case Study Using Satellite Observations Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
Year 2005 Publication Pure and Applied Geophysics Abbreviated Journal Pure appl. geophys.
Volume 162 Issue 8-9 Pages 1643-1672
Keywords tropical cyclones; Indian Ocean; EOL; OLR; sea-surface salinity; mixed layer depth; Remote Sensing
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Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 452
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