Tag Archives: bioaccumulation

Selenium: mercury ratio in the whale shark from the Gulf of California

Mercury (Hg) is one of the main toxic pollutants, which is released into the environment from natural and anthropogenic activities. In contrast, selenium (Se) is an essential micronutrient, which is required for growth and development. The uptake

Mother sharks transfer radioactive contaminants to their young

When nuclear accidents like that at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant release man-made radionuclides into coastal marine waters the resident biota are exposed by way of several environmental pathways. The commonly studied pathways for fishes are