Baseline mercury and zinc concentrations in terrestrial and coastal organisms of Admiralty Bay, Antarctica. Rodrigues dos Santos, I.; Silva-Filho, E., V.; Schaefer, C.; Maria Sella, S.; Silva, C., a.; Gomes, V.; Passos, M., J., D., a., C., R.; and Van Ngan, P. Environmental Pollution, 140(2):304-311, 3, 2006.
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This paper provides the first quantitative information on mercury in soil, coastal sediment, and in characteristic organisms of terrestrial and shallow coastal marine ecosystems from Admiralty Bay (King George Island, Antarctica). As expected for a remote area, mercury content is low in abiotic components of the ecosystem, and probably similar to natural levels. Mercury also occurs in very low concentrations in the vegetation, invertebrates and fish. These low mercury levels may be due to sulphide formation in reducing sediments of this environment. Higher concentrations of mercury occurred in bird feathers and mammal hair, indicating biomagnification. This was not found for Zinc. These results may be useful as a reference background to detect future inputs of trace elements in this remote area of the earth. Terrestrial vegetation and bird feathers are suggested as target regional biomonitors.
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 author = {Rodrigues dos Santos, Isaac and Silva-Filho, Emmanoel Vieira and Schaefer, Carlos and Maria Sella, Silvia and Silva, Carlos a and Gomes, Vicente and Passos, Maria José De a C R and Van Ngan, Phan},
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