Methylmercury Degradation Rates
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_MeHg_degrad_rates

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Summary
Abstract: The spreadsheet contains the data for 12 sites for sediment methylmercury degradation potential rate measurements.

High concentrations of methyl-mercury (CH3Hg+), a toxic substance to both animals and humans, recently have been measured in a number of top predators (including panthers and game fish) native to the Florida Everglades. The objective of this research was to provide ecosystem managers with CH3Hg+ degradation rate data from a number of study sites that represent a diversity of hydrologic and nutrient regimes common to the Everglades. The focus was on better understanding the microbial and geochemical controls regulating CH3Hg+ degradation. At the time of the study, little was known about the specific factors influencing this process in natural systems.
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Description: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website.
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Description:  map showing location of sampling sites

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 26.75   S: 25.0   E: -80.0   W: -81.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ronald Oremland Mark Marvin-DiPasquale
Dataset Title: Methylmercury Degradation Rates
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Data Presentation Form: spreadsheet
Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/marvin-dipasquale/mmdindex.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-06-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-01
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ISO Topic Category
Quality Data were collected at a suite of sites between 1995 and 1998 in the Water Conservation Areas and Everglades National Park. Due to changes in methodology, only data collected since June 1996 is included in the dataset.

Not all sites have data for all dates.

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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
SOUTH FLORIDA INFORMATION ACCESS, SOUTHEAST ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sofia.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: HEATHER S. HENKEL
Phone: 727-502-8028
Fax: 727-502-8182
Email: hhenkel at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Size: 0.041
Distribution Format: MS Excel
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 650-329-4442
Fax: 650-329-4463
Email: mmarvin at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Bldg 15, McKelvey Building
345 Middlefield Road, MS 480
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark C., Oremland, Ronald S. 1998; Bacterial methylmercury degradation in Florida Everglades peat sediment; Environmental Science and Technology, v. 32, n. 17, American Chemical Society All users may view the abstract of this article. If you are a subscriber, you may view the article. If you are not a subscriber, you may purchase and download the PDF version of the article.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es971099l

Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark C., Agee, Jennifer; McGowan, Chad; Oremland, Ronald S.; Thomas, Martha; Krabbenhoft, David; Gilmour, Cynthia C. 2000; Methyl-mercury degradation pathways: a comparison among three mercury-impacted ecosystems; Environmental Science and Technology, v. 34 , n. 23, American Chemical Society All users may view the abstract of this article. If you are a subscriber, you may view the article. If you are not a subscriber, you may purchase and download the PDF version of the article.
http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/marvin-dipasquale/mmdindex.html
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-02-04
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