Characteristic Mean
Hg concentration in ovaries (ng/g) 21 (1)
Hg concentration in somatic tissue (ng/g) 119 (11)
Expected percent change in whole-fish Hg concentration immediately after spawning due to release of eggs (%) +3.7 (0.3)
MeHg concentration in ovaries (ng/g) 21 (2)
MeHg concentration in somatic tissue (ng/g) 109 (11)
Expected percent change in whole-fish MeHg concentration immediately after spawning due to release of eggs (%) +3.6 (0.3)
GSI (%) 4.3 (0.4)
Table 2: Mean values for Hg concentration in ovaries, Hg concentration in somatic tissue, expected percent change in whole-fish Hg concentration immediately after spawning due to release of eggs, MeHg concentration in ovaries, MeHg concentration in somatic tissue, expected percent change in whole-fish MeHg concentration immediately after spawning due to release of eggs, and gonadosomatic index (GSI) of the five female summer flounder from New Jersey coastal waters, November 2013, used in the study. Standard error of mean enclosed within parentheses.