• Co-occurrence of contaminants in marine fish from the North East Atlantic Ocean: Implications for human risk assessment 

      Ho, Quang Tri; Bank, Michael; Mahjour Azad, Atabak; Nilsen, Bente Merete; Frantzen, Sylvia; Boitsov, Stepan; Måge, Amund; Kögel, Tanja; Sanden, Monica; Frøyland, Livar; Hannisdal, Rita; Hove, Helge Torbjørn; Lundebye, Anne-Katrine; Nøstbakken, Ole Jakob; Madsen, Lise (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Marine fish from the North East Atlantic Ocean (NEAO) are nutrient rich and considered a valuable economic resource. However, marine fish are also a major dietary source of several contaminants, including persistent organic ...
    • Effects of geography and species variation on selenium and mercury molar ratios in Northeast Atlantic marine fish communities 

      Azad, Atabak Mahjour; Frantzen, Sylvia; Bank, Michael; Nilsen, Bente Merete; Duinker, Arne; Madsen, Lise; Måge, Amund (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-01)
      Methylmercury (MeHg) is a potent neurotoxin that bioaccumulates in seafood. Co-occurrence of selenium (Se) may affect the bioavailability and toxicity of MeHg in organisms. Here we report the concentrations of total mercury ...
    • Fish for food and nutrition security in Ghana: Challenges and opportunities 

      Hasselberg, Astrid Elise; Aakre, Inger; Scholtens, Joeri; Overå, Ragnhild; Kolding, Jeppe; Bank, Michael; Atter, Amy; Kjellevold, Marian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Fish is an important dietary source of micronutrients, particularly in low-and middle-income countries. In Ghana, effective management of fish and the fisheries is essential for food, economic and nutrition security and ...
    • Mercury bioaccumulation pathways in tusk (Brosme brosme) from Sognefjord, Norway: Insights from C and N isotopes 

      Mahjour Azad, Atabak; Frantzen, Sylvia; Bank, Michael; Madsen, Lise; Måge, Amund (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-11)
      Seafood is the main source of methylmercury (MeHg) exposure for humans and elevated total mercury (Hg) concentrations have been reported in marine fish from Norwegian fjords compared with offshore areas. Hg in tusk fillets ...
    • Rapid temporal decline of mercury in Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) 

      Bank, Michael; Frantzen, Sylvia; Duinker, Arne; Amouroux, David; Tessier, Emmanuel; Nedreaas, Kjell; Måge, Amund; Nilsen, Bente Merete (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Mercury (Hg) pollution in the ocean is an issue of global concern, however bioaccumulation regimes of this ubiquitous pollutant in marine apex predators have important knowledge gaps. Our fish length and stable isotope ...
    • Spatial distribution of mercury in seawater, sediment, and seafood from the Hardangerfjord ecosystem, Norway 

      Azad, Atabak Mahjour; Frantzen, Sylvia; Bank, Michael; Johnsen, Ingrid Askeland; Tessier, Emmanuel; Amouroux, David; Madsen, Lise; Måge, Amund (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-06-01)
      Hardangerfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and has historical mercury (Hg) contamination from a zinc plant in its inner sector. In order to investigate the extent of Hg transferred to abiotic and biotic ...