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Mercury Concentrations in Lake Ozette Sockeye

Publication number Date Published
11-03-017March 2011
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Author(s) Furl, C.
Description During 2010, mercury levels were measured in 28 whole body and 10 fillet samples from Lake Ozette sockeye salmon. Whole body levels ranged from 24 - 50 ug/kg. Fillet levels ranged from 25 - 43 ug/kg. These levels were low in comparison to resident Lake Ozette fish. Mercury levels in Lake Ozette sockeye were lower than mercury levels in coho and chinook salmon from the Puget Sound and Columbia River basins and were similar to levels recorded in Alaska.
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Keywords WRIA 20, Columbia River, basin, river, Ecology, tribe, Puget Sound, mercury, lake
WEB PAGE Mercury in fish tissue
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 20 Soleduck-Hoh
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #CFUR0008


Quality Assurance Project Plan: Mercury Screening in Lake Ozette Sockeye