Mercury (Hg) levels in Cyprinus carpio (carp) (n: 20) and Siluris glanis (wels) (n: 13) from Sır Dam Lake, Kahramanmaraş, were measured during 2002 and 2003. The fish samples were obtained from fishermen. Hg levels ranged from 0.03 to 0.18 µg/g dry weight in carp samples and from 0.16 to 0.38 µg/g dry weight in wels samples. Even though no high levels of Hg were determined in the fish, a possible hazard may occur in the future depending on the agricultural and industrial development in this area.
Cyprinus carpio, Siluris glanis, mercury
TURGAY, ÖZLEM (2007) "Determination of Mercury Levels in Edible Tissues of Various Fish Samples from Sır Dam Lake," Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 31: No. 4, Article 2. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol31/iss4/2