Table 1.

Physicochemical characteristics of three Pine Barrens lakes with relevance to mercury methylation and demethylation

LakepHConc of:
Organic matter (%)Sulfate (μg/ml of pore water)Sulfide (acid labile; μg/g)a
Atlantic City Reservoir6.031.06786
Batsto Lake6.024.03069
East Creek Lake5.525.84475
  • a Per gram of dry sediment.