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Table 2 Estimates of the expected percent change in whole-fish PCB concentration of female fish immediately after spawning due to release of eggs (Δ PCB) and the expected percent change in whole-fish Hg concentration of female fish immediately after spawning due to release of eggs (Δ Hg)

From: Sex differences in contaminant concentrations of fish: a synthesis

Species Population Δ PCB Δ Hg References
Rainbow trout Lake Ontario +9.1 +15.3 32
White sucker Lake Ontario +9.1 +16.0 32
White bass Lake Erie -0.5 +10.9 32
Smallmouth bass Lake Erie −2.2 +5.5 32
Yellow perch Lake Erie −4.8 +22.4 32
Walleye Saginaw Bay +4.5 NA 4
Walleye South Manistique Lake +5.4 NA 7
Lake trout Lake Michigan +13.5 NA 8
Burbot Great Slave Lake −18.2 +6.8 19, 24
Cisco Lake Superior +4.2 NA 25
Lake whitefish Lake Huron +2.5 +17.9 20, 26
Summer flounder New Jersey coast +0.6 +3.7 21, 27
  1. NA not available