Wildlife Biomagnification Factor Study - Methyl Mercury Exposure and Risk
Wildlife Study (2013) – Released 2015
The Wildlife Study (2012-2103) developed and demonstrated methods for monitoring mercury in two closely-related avian wildlife species that are widely distributed across the state's lakes and reservoirs. Monitoring mercury in blood proved to be a particularly effective technique for obtaining estimates of wildlife risk across all of the lakes. The study also provided guidance on the prey fish monitoring that is needed to support estimation of wildlife risk, when wildlife cannot be directly sampled.
- Monitoring Plan
- Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
- Small Fish Cruise Reports
- For additional information on this study, please email Jennifer Salisbury or phone (916) 319-0232.
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