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Document Title:

Site-Specific Fish Tissue Mercury at Four Eastern North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges. : Final Report

AUTHOR(S):
Sara E. Ward


PAGES:
1 - 33

PUBLICATION DATE: January 2008

ABSTRACT:
To assess fish tissue mercury concentrations in species commonly consumed on eastern North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered with the North Carolina Division of Water Quality and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. This work was coordinated by Sara Ward (Ecologist / Environmental Contaminant Specialist) in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Raleigh Field Office and was funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Environmental Contaminants Program (project number 200440001). The cooperation of Refuge Managers, Assistant Managers, and biologists at eastern North Carolina refuges guided the sampling strategy. Field sampling assistance was provided by biologists from each of the partnering agencies; their assistance is also appreciated. Analytical chemistry for the project was performed by Laboratory and Environmental Testing, Inc. (Columbia, MO) and the North Carolina Division of Water Quality Laboratory Section (Raleigh, NC).

PUBLISHED BY:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.fws.gov/raleigh/pdfs/FishHgReport_0108Final.pdf, 2 MB

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Raliegh, North Carolina, Ecological Services Field Office

Last updated: February 13, 2013