The mercury cycle and fish in the Adirondack lakes

Charles T Driscoll, Yan Cheng Yan, C. L. Schofield, R. Munson, J. Holsapple

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Recent observations of elevated mercury levels in fish caught in remote lakes has renewed research into mercury cycling. This article initially examines the mechanisms of mercury elevation within lake ecosystems. The method of analysis of the Adirondack lakes is described, and the results are presented, including detailed discussion of lake water chemistry and levels of mercury within fish. -R.Gower

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Science & Technology
StatePublished - 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering

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Driscoll, C. T., Cheng Yan, Y., Schofield, C. L., Munson, R., & Holsapple, J. (1994). The mercury cycle and fish in the Adirondack lakes. In Environmental Science & Technology (3 ed., Vol. 28)