Plain Language Summary: Mercury in Seaweed, Lichens and Mushrooms from the Home Range of the Qamanirjuaq Caribou

  • Year: 2018
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The Qamanirjuaq caribou have higher mercury concentrations than some other caribou in the Arctic. Usually, caribou get most of the mercury they eat from lichens, but at community meetings in Kivalliq, elders described caribou eating seaweed. Since seaweed absorbs some metals, the caribou may be getting additional mercury from seaweed.