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Mercury in zooplankton from the Malacca Straits.


Rezai, H. and Md. Yusoff, Fatimah and Yap, Chee Kong (2003) Mercury in zooplankton from the Malacca Straits. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 32 (3). pp. 240-243. ISSN 0379-5136


Total mercury concentration in mixed zooplankton was determined from near surface waters in Malacca Straits (05o 59' N, 99o 59' E and 01o 10' N, 103° 29' E). Total mercury concentrations in mixed zooplankton ranged from 1.12 to 4.68 ng dry weight g-1 with a mean of 2.08 ± 0.25 ng dry weight g-1 and showed a decreasing trend from nearshore to offshore areas. Higher mercury concentrations were found in nearshore waters (mean of 2.79 ± 0.49 ng dry weight g-1). Total mercury content was higher in the southern part of the Straits compared to the other parts. The zooplankton in the Malacca Straits environment is not heavily contaminated with mercury.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Publisher: NISCAIR
Keywords: Malacca Straits; Mercury; Zooplankton.
Depositing User: Najwani Amir Sariffudin
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 07:02
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 06:51
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15612
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