Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)



First Advisor

Marvin H. Malone

First Committee Member

Herschel Frye

Second Committee Member

James C. King

Third Committee Member

Carl C. Riedesel


The method for the determination of total mercury in biological material described in this paper comprises a destruction of organic matter by wet digestion, a reduction of the mercury by stannous sulfate, and circulation of the displaced mercury vapor in a closed system directly connected with an atomic absorption spectrophotometer Seven tissues from ten samples of locally obtained Roccus saxatilis (striped bass) were analyzed, and a three-fold elevation of mercury levels in the liver over the levels in the filet noted. See Table XIX for a comparison of the high, low, and average values for each tissue.



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