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Mercury concentrations of captive Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) farmed in the Adriatic Sea

Srebocan, E.; Pompe Gotal, J.; Prevendar Crnic, A.; Ofner, E.

Veterinarni Medicina 52(4): 175-177

2007


ISSN/ISBN: 0375-8427
Accession: 013059714

The levels of total mercury in the muscle (29 samples) and liver tissue (15 samples) of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) weighing 100-300 kg were determined by cold vapour atomic absorption (AA) spectroscopy. Tunas were previously captured in the waters of Malta, towed to the farm in the Adriatic Sea and fattened with defrosted herring and sardine for the period of 6 to 7 months.

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