Candidate Bioindicator Species 551 Mammals

Mink are widely distributed across North America aquatic habitats. Although mink are prey generalists, they primarily feed on aquatic organisms (depending on geography, habitat use, and season). Their home range varies from 8 ha to over 760 ha, with males moving vastly greater differences than females (Baker 1983). Mink have been identified as being particularly sensitive to environmental mercury levels and, because of the availability of trapper-oriented carcasses, exposure levels are...

Acknowledgments

JB would like to thank Michael Gochfeld for helpful comments on the manuscripts and the following agencies or organizations for funding USEPA, NIEHS (ESO 5022), DOE through the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (AI DE-FC01-95EW55084, DE-FG 26-00NT 40938), New Jersey DEP, and Wildlife Trust. The results, conclusions, and interpretations reported herein are the sole responsibility of the authors, and should not in any way be interpreted as representing the views of the...