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

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

San Francisco Estuary Institute, Blum JD, , | April 8, 2014
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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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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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Keywords:

ecosystem management, habitat restoration, mercury, water quality