Biocenotic Regularities of Mercury Accumulation in Fish from Inland Water Bodies

Biocenotic Regularities of Mercury Accumulation in Fish from Inland Water Bodies Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2002, pp. 299–300. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 4, 2002, pp. 317–318. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2002 by Stepanova, Komov. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Biocenotic Regularities of Mercury Accumulation in Fish from Inland Water Bodies I. K. Stepanova and V. T. Komov Papanin Institute of the Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences, Borok, Nekouzskii raion, Yaroslavl oblast, 152742 Russia Received October 9, 2000 Key words: mercury, fish, biocenosis, lake, reservoir. In Russia, the density of pollution with mercury set- concentrations in fish were higher at the stations were the greatest values of zooplankton biomass and the tling from the atmosphere is 20–45 g/km per year smallest values of phytoplankton biomass were (Obzor…, 1989). If fish in a water body absorbed the total amount of mercury settling on its surface alone, recorded (figure). Since mercury accumulation in fish is without taking into account the drainage basin, the con- a function of age, the level of significance increased when regression analysis was performed using an index centration of this xenobiotic accumulated over one year would exceed the maximum allowable value by a factor normalized with respect to fish age, i.e., mercury con- of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Biocenotic Regularities of Mercury Accumulation in Fish from Inland Water Bodies

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
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Copyright © 2002 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Ecology
ISSN
1067-4136
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1608-3334
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1016232724081
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