Benefits of Reducing Mercury in Saltwater Ecosystems: A Case Study, Final Report.
Mercury enters aquatic ocean environments primarily as direct deposition or runoff. Combustion facilites are the primary sources of mercury emissions in the United States. In aquatic environments microorganisms transform mercury into its more toxic form, methylmercury, which bioaccumulates and biomagnifies in marine fish and shellfish.
|Office of Water|
|Oceans and Coastal Protection Division|
|Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds|
|Martin, Debra; Wilson, John|