Russian Journal of Pacific Geology

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 288–299 | Cite as

Mercury in bottom sediments of marginal seas of northeast Asia

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Abstract

The analysis of the concentrations and distribution of mercury in bottom sediments of marginal seas in northeastern Asia revealed that its maximum contents are characteristic of areas with an active geodynamic regime and some areas of the Amur Bay in the Sea of Japan subjected to anthropogenic impact. The geochemical associations of mercury with other chemical elements and its background concentrations in bottom sediments of these sea basins are defined.

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mercury heavy elements bottom sediments geochemistry geoecology Arctic region Sea of Okhotsk Sea of Japan 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Il’ichev Pacific Institute of Oceanology, Far East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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