DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2012.11.001
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Kristine Kvangarsnes, Sylvia Frantzen, Kåre Julshamn, Leif J. Sæthre, Kjell Nedreaas, Amund Maage

Abstract: The tusk (Brosme brosme) is a popular gadoid fish for human consumption, which also is susceptible to mercury accumulation. However, few data of mercury levels in tusk exist, and it is difficult to compare tusk fished from assumed contaminated areas with background levels. The aim of this study was to increase the information of mercury levels observed in tusk from the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. Samples of tusk were collected from seven different localities in open ocean areas, nine along the Norwegian coastal …

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