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Title: Mercury in zooplankton from the Malacca Straits
Authors: Rezai, H.
Yusoff, F. M.
Yap, C. K.
Keywords: Malacca Straits;mercury;zooplankton
Issue Date: Sep-2003
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Total mercury concentration in mixed zooplankton was determined from near surface waters in Malacca Straits (05o 59 N, 99o 59 E and 01o 10 N, 103° 29 E). Total mercury concentrations in mixed zooplankton ranged from 1.12 to 4.68 ng dry weight g-1 with a mean of 2.08 ± 0.25 ng dry weight g-1 and showed a decreasing trend from nearshore to offshore areas. Higher mercury concentrations were found in nearshore waters (mean of 2.79 ± 0.49 ng dry weight g-1). Total mercury content was higher in the southern part of the Straits compared to the other parts. The zooplankton in the Malacca Straits environment is not heavily contaminated with mercury.
Page(s): 240-243
ISSN: 0379-5136
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.32(3) [September 2003]

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