Mercury concentration in water and sediment and oil extracted from water and sediment was determined for samples collected in Colgate Creek located in Baltimore Harbor of the Chesapeake Bay. The concentration of mercury in the oil was 4,000 times higher than in sediment and 300,000 times higher than in water samples. The mercury-resistant bacterial populations of the samples studied have been shown to degrade oil, suggesting these bacteria to be a significant factor in the degradation of oil in Colgate Creek.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article appeared in Applied Microbiology, Volume 27, January 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Microbiology
    College Park, MD  United States  20742
  • Authors:
    • Walker, J D
    • Colwell, R R
  • Publication Date: 1975-1-14

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 3 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00084480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech. Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67A-0239-0027
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM