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Geographic and temporal patterns of variation in total mercury concentrations in blood of harlequin ducks and blue mussels from Alaska

Overview of attention for article published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, April 2017
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Title
Geographic and temporal patterns of variation in total mercury concentrations in blood of harlequin ducks and blue mussels from Alaska
Published in
Marine Pollution Bulletin, April 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.01.084
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Authors

Lucas Savoy, Paul Flint, Denny Zwiefelhofer, Heather Brant, Christopher Perkins, Robert Taylor, Oksana Lane, Jeff Hall, David Evers, Jason Schamber

Abstract

We compared total mercury (Hg) concentrations in whole blood of harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus) sampled within and among two geographically distinct locations and across three years in southwest Alaska. Blue mussels were collected to assess correlation between Hg concentrations in locally available forage and birds. Mercury concentrations in harlequin duck blood were significantly higher at Unalaska Island (0.31±0.19 mean±SD, μg/g blood) than Kodiak Island (0.04±0.02 mean±SD, μg/g blood). We found no evidence for annual variation in blood Hg concentration between years at Unalaska Island. However, blood Hg concentration did vary among specific sampling locations (i.e., bays) at Unalaska Island. Findings from this study demonstrate harlequin ducks are exposed to environmental sources of Hg, and whole blood Hg concentrations are associated with their local food source.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Poland 1 5%
Unknown 18 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 32%
Researcher 6 32%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Student > Bachelor 1 5%
Student > Postgraduate 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 32%
Environmental Science 4 21%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 4 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 May 2018.
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#772,084
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#268
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#23,047
of 262,908 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Marine Pollution Bulletin
#7
of 161 outputs
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