Mercury accumulation in fish tends to take place at deeper depths, study finds

August 26, 2013 5:00 AM

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Mercury accumulation in fish tends to take place at deeper depths, study finds

Bacteria in the oceans transform atmospheric mercury into the organic monomethylmercury form that can accumulate in fish.

Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of Michigan have discovered that mercury accumulation in fish tends to take place at deeper depths. Mercury is transported through the atmosphere before falling on the ocean and becoming a part of the marine food web. Fish tend to t...

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