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Reducing Methylmercury Accumulation in the Food Webs of San Francisco Bay and Its Local Watersheds

Joel Blum, San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | April 8th, 2014


San Francisco Bay (California, USA) and its local watersheds present an interesting case study in estuarine mercury (Hg) contamination. This review focuses on the most promising avenues for attempting to reduce methylmercury (MeHg) contamination in Bay Area aquatic food webs and identifying the scientific information that is most urgently needed to support these efforts.

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ecosystem management, habitat restoration, mercury, water quality

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