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Open-File Report 2009–1278

Prepared in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservation

Concentration of Elements in Whole-body Fish, Fish Fillets, Fish Muscle Plugs, and Fish Eggs from the 2008 Missouri Department of Conservation General Contaminant Monitoring Program

By Thomas W. May, Michael J. Walther, William G. Brumbaugh, and Michael J. McKee

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Abstract

This report presents the results of a contaminant monitoring survey conducted annually by the Missouri Department of Conservation to examine the levels of selected elemental contaminants in whole-body fish, fish fillets, fish muscle plugs, and fish eggs. Whole-body, fillet, or egg samples of catfish (Ictalurus punctatus, Ictalurus furcatus, Pylodictis olivaris), largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides), walleye (Sander vitreus), crappie (Pomoxis annularis, Pomoxis nigromaculatus), shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus), northern hog sucker (Hypentelium nigricans), and Missouri saddled darter (Etheostoma tetrazonum) were collected from 23 sites as part of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program. Fish dorsal muscle plugs also were collected from walleye (Sander vitreus) at one of the sites.

First posted December 14, 2009

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Suggested citation:

May, T.W., Walther, M.J., Brumbaugh, W.G., McKee, M., 2009, Concentrations of elements in whole-body fish, fish fillets, fish muscle plugs, and fish eggs from the 2008 Missouri Department of Conservation general contaminant monitoring program: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1278, 11 p.



Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Sampling History

Methods

Quality Control

Results

Quality Control Results

References Cited


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