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Table 2 Mercury concentrations [mean ± SD (n), μg/g w.w.] in East Greenland polar bears

From: Are liver and renal lesions in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) associated with high mercury levels?

Organ Subadults Adult females Adult males
Liver 6.27 ± 2.83 (32)*# 15.78 ± 8.6 (15)* 14.99 ± 8.96 (12)*
Kidney 7.18 ± 3.32 (31)*## 18.04 ± 10.97 (15)* 29.42 ± 14.09 (11)*,**
  1. *: Significantly higher when compared to subadults at p ≤ 0.05. **: Significantly higher when compared to adult females at p < 0.05. *#: significantly positive relationship to age at p ≤ 0.002 (R2 = 0.27). *##: significantly positive relationship to age at p ≤ 0.001 (R2 = 0.45).