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Data set name

Levels of mercury in marine biodata from Azores (1985 onwards)

Data holding centreUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1985 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Atlantic ocean around Azores (EEZ)

Observations 
Parameters

Metal concentrations in biota

Instruments

Manual biota samplers

Description 
Summary

The levels of mercury in marine species have been measured in several marine species of vertebrate (mainly fishes) and invertebrates of the Azores (commercial and non commercial).

OriginatorsUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
References

Lopes, H. M. D. (1987) Problemas de poluição marinha de origem química. Teores de Mercúrio em espécies pelágicas. Oral Communication, International Symposium "6ª Semana das Pescas dos Açores", Horta, Faial, Azores, Portugal, Relatório 1986: 115-124., ; Monteiro, L. R., and Lopes, H. D. (1990) Mercury content of swordfish Xiphias gladius in relation to length, weight, age and sex. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 21 (6): 293-296., ; Monteiro, L. Rocha. (1991) O mercúrio em ambiente marinho. "APCC" Thesis[ Master thesis equivalent], University of the Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, Portugal, vi, 145 pp., ; Monteiro, L. R., Isidro, E. J., and Lopes, H. D. (1991) Mercury content in relation to sex, size, age and growth in two scorpionfish (Helicolenus dactylopterus and Pontinus kuhlii) from Azorean waters. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 56: 359-367., ; Monteiro, L. R., Porteiro, F. M., and Gonçalves, J. M. (1992) Inter- and intra-specific variation of mercury levels in muscle of cephalopods from the Azores. Arquipelago, Life and Earth Sciences, 10: 13-22.,

Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactNot supplied (Director of the Department (DOP/UA))
Address

University of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
Rua Prof. Dr. Frederico Machado
Horta

9901-862
Portugal

Telephone+351 92 22988/22944/23460/22945
Facsimile+351 292292659
Emailpereira@dop.uac.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15037024
Global identifier2306
Last revised2009-10-29