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This dataset contains mercury concentrations and locations of wintering red-legged kittiwakes in the western subartic Pacific Ocean. These data support the following publication: Fleishman, AB, RA Orben, N Kokubun, A Will, R Paredes, JT Ackerman, A Takahashi, AS Kitaysky, and SA Shaffer. 2019. Wintering in the Western Subarctic Pacific increases mercury contamination of red-legged kittiwakes. Environmental Science and Technology, in press.
Total mercury, bulk density, percent organic matter, and percent organic carbon measured in permafrost cores collected from 2004 through 2012 from the interior and northern slope of Alaska
The "MasterDB-csv-final2" dataset includes 548 laboratory measurements of sediment total mercury (STHg, nanograms per gram of soil, dry), bulk density (BD, grams per cm3 of soil, dry), percent of soil organic matter (%OM, loss on ignition, LOI), percent of soil organic carbon (%SOC, calculated using the Redfield's number), RHgC (Hg to carbon ratio), and age (YBP) from 13 permafrost cores collected from 2004 to 2012 in the interoir and northern slope of Alaska by trained personnel from the U.S. Geological Survey National Research Program and the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado.
These data represent mercury (Hg), filtered total Hg (FTHg), filtered methylmercury (FMHg), particulate total Hg (PTHg), particulate methylmercury (PMHg), total mercury (THg), dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and total organic carbon (TOC) concentrations in surface water samples collected on Bad River Tribal lands. Several samples were collected at multiple locations on the Bad River and Tyler Forks Creek, and one location on Bull Gus Creek. Additionally, one sample was collected at each of four unknown locations on four Bad River tributaries and two samples at a lake of unknown location. All samples were collected during 2006 to 2016. Neither the collection of water samples nor the Hg analyses were performed by the...
These data were compiled to study mercury and selenium concentrations in fish species and assemblages in lotic waterbodies across the Upper Colorado River Basin. Data were compiled from State and Federal agencies. This data table contains raw concentration data, as well as standardized concentrations corrected for differences based on sample type (i.e., tissue type), species-specific bioaccumulation rates (Table S1), and fish size (Table S2). The data were used in linear mixed effects models to estimate average mercury and selenium concentration in fish species and in fish assemblages, including fish total length (cm), sampling location (Sub basin name and GPS coordinates), and sampling year (Figures 2,3, and 4...
Annual litterfall samples were collected and analyzed for THg (total mercury) and MHg (methyl mercury) at a site (WI95) on Bad River tribal lands during 2012 to 2018. Litterfall was collected at a second site, WI01, during 2012 only. Litterfall was sampled in eight collectors, from which annual mass was determined. Total mercury analyses were performed on only four samples from the collectors with the lowest numbers in the sequence. A mass weighted sample based on the four THg samples was analyzed for MHg. Neither the collection of litterfall samples nor the Hg analyses were performed by the U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center.
Comma-separated values (.csv) file containing data related to mercury concentrations in dragonfly samples from U.S. National Parks collected as part of the Dragonfly Mercury Project (DMP). First posted - September 14, 2018 Revised - October 18, 2019, ver. 2.0 Revised - February 4, 2020, ver. 3.0 Revised - October 28, 2020, ver. 4.0
Working in cooperation with EPA, the USGS coordinated the collection of fish tissue for processing and analyses by the EPA Region 10 Manchester Environmental Laboratory located in Port Orchard, WA. This effort was being tied to existing operations work performed by state wildlife agencies in Idaho and Montana (Ross and others, 2018). Annually, in late August and September, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MTFWP), and the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho conduct population surveys on the Kootenai River. During the 2018 electrofishing population surveys, state wildlife agency personnel also retained collected fish for the present tissue sampling effort. Design...
The breast feathers of 13 bald eagles were collected at 11 locations during 2014 to 2016 along rivers and sloughs on or near to Bad River tribal lands and analyzed for total mercury (Hg) concentrations. An age (7 - 9 weeks) was indicated for only two of the eagle feather samples. The eagle feathers sampled were likely all from nestlings, but this could be confirmed for only two of the eagles. Neither the collection of feather samples nor the Hg analyses were performed by the U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center.
Mine and deposit sites known to contain mercury. Mercury contamination mines, deposits, and rivers with mercury warnings. These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "as is" and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User's intended use. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. The BLM should be cited as the data...
Comma-separated values (.csv) files containing data related to a National-scale assessment of mercury bioaccumulation in the US National Parks using dragonfly larvae as biosentinels through a citizen science framework.
Total Mercury Concentrations in Fish Muscle from the Colorado River and Bright Angel Creek, AZ, USA (2015)
Mercury is a globally distributed pollutant that threatens human and ecosystem health. Even protected areas, such as national parks, are subjected to mercury contamination because it is delivered via atmospheric deposition, often after long-range transport. In aquatic ecosystems, certain environmental conditions can promote microbial processes that convert inorganic mercury to an organic form (methylmercury). Methylmercury biomagnifies through food webs and is a potent neurotoxicant and endocrine disruptor. This dataset contains data on the length, mass, and muscle total mercury concentration of Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) and Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) collected from the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National...
These data represent total mercury (Hg) concentrations and percent organic carbon in bed sediment from 51 samples collected at 44 location in streams and rivers during 2006 to 2015 within or near to Bad River Tribal lands. Reach lengths are provided when they were available, and the data set includes sieved, unsieved, and samples where sieving status was not indicated. Samples were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey, jointly by the U.S. Geological Survey and Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, or unknown collection agency. Neither bed sediment sample collection nor Hg analyses were performed by the U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center.
We assessed total mercury concentrations in breast feathers of diurnal North American raptors collected at migration monitoring stations. We sampled raptor feathers from 9 species in the Pacific Flyway and compared species, sex, date, and flyway effects on mercury concentrations. We also explored year effects on 3 species of raptors in the Pacific Flyway during 13-years (2002-2014). Finally, we compared mercury concentrations in merlin among 4 continental flyways. These data support the following publication: Bourbour, R.P., Martinico, B.L., Ackerman, J.T., Herzog, M.P., Hull, A.C., Fish, A.M. and Hull, J.M., 2019. Feather mercury concentrations in North American raptors sampled at migration monitoring stations....
These metadata provide data used to examine mercury and selenium concentrations in eggs of birds breeding in wetlands of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem, Utah, particularly at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Eggs were salvaged during 2010 - 2012 and include 33 species of birds. These data support the following publication: Ackerman, J.T., Herzog, M.P., Hartman, C.A., Isanhart, J., Herring, G., Vaughn, S., Cavitt, J.F., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Browers, H., Cline, C., and Vest, J., 2015, Mercury and selenium contamination in waterbird eggs and risk to avian reproduction at Great Salt Lake, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1020, 164 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151020.
Eggshell thickness was measured at the egg equator and poles (sharp pole and blunt pole) for 12 avian species. Eggshell thickness was related to egg morphometrics (egg length and width), embryonic development, egg status, and mercury contamination. Individual eggshells each have up to 3 thickness measurements, linked by the eggshell identification. Each measurement has the corresponding egg length, egg width, egg status, mercury concentration, and nest identification. Additionally, eggshell thickness was measured at 5 equally spaced positions along the longitude of the egg (sharp pole, quarter egg, half egg, three quarter egg, and blunt pole) in a subset of Forster's tern (Sterna forsteri) eggs. These data support...
These data represent Hg concentrations in tissue of 18 green frogs from the Bad River, Wisconsin. Neither the collection of green frogs nor the Hg analyses were performed by the U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center.
Heavy metal contamination (n=17 metals) of feather and tissue samples from live and deceased Anna's hummingbirds (Calypte anna) was evaluated. Feathers taken from live birds are low in sample weight, therefore a novel method was used in feather sample preparation. Feather samples were then analyzed utilizing an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) assay. In addition, ICP-MS was used to measure heavy metal concentrations in feather and tissue samples from salvaged hummingbird carcasses. Iron, zinc, selenium and mercury concentrations were most commonly elevated in body feathers from live birds with mercury being the metal most likely to be found in elevated concentrations. Because of this, we conducted...
These data represent Hg concentrations in tissue from 104 analyses of fish samples collected at 7 sites in streams/rivers and lakes during 2004 to 2013 within or near to Bad River Tribal lands. Nine fish species are represented in this dataset. Most fish specimens were collected by the Bad River Tribe, but collection agency was not always indicated in source files.
Environmental impact of the Helen, Research, and Chicago mercury mines on water, sediment, and biota in the Upper Dry Creek watershed, Lake County, California
Data from field sampling of tailings, waste rock, sediment, and water at the mines, along with water, sediment, and biota in a pond and tributaries that drain from the mine area, to help assess the chemical hazards due to historic mining.
This dataset includes timber harvest treatments; mercury concentrations in aquatic macroinvertebrates, salamanders, and riparian songbirds; carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes in aquatic macroinvertebrates and salamanders; and Bayesian estimates of food web length, basal resource diversity, and isotopic niche size for individual feeding guilds.