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|Title:||Mercury levels in tissues of Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) from the Rio Negro, Pantanal, Brazil|
|Authors:||Dias Fonseca, Fabrizio Rafael|
Waldemarin, Helen Francine
Water Pollutants, Chemical
Rio Negro [south America]
|metadata.dc.relation.ispartof:||Volume 98, Número 3, Pags. 368-371|
|Abstract:||This research reports the first data on mercury levels found in Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) from South America. Mercury concentrations were analyzed from different organs/tissues of two animals found dead floating on the water of the Rio Negro in the Pantanal, Brazil. The mean mercury concentration ranged from 2.94 to 3.68 μg/g in hair, from 1.52 to 4.3 μg/g in liver, and from 1.11 to 4.59 μg/g in kidney and was 0.17 μg/g in muscle samples. In comparison with other research, there is no evidence of contamination in these animals and mercury concentrations in tissues appeared to be at levels below those associated with toxicity. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.|
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