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Table 1 Five most frequent aquatic species consumed at least once per week by season and community, 101 western Canadian Arctic residents, 2016

From: Patterns of fish and whale consumption in relation to methylmercury in hair among residents of Western Canadian Arctic communities

Season Aklavik, NT
(n = 45)
Old Crow, YT
(n = 32)
Fort McPherson, NT
(n = 24)
Species n % Species n % Species n %
Winter S. nelma
C. nasus
D. leucas
S. malma
C. autumnalis
9
8
7
5
4
20
18
16
11
9
C. nasus
O. tshawytscha
C. clupeaformis
O. kisutch
T. arcticas
8
6
3
2
2
25
19
9
6
6
C. nasus
S. nelma
9
5
38
21
Spring S. nelma
D. leucas
C. nasus
S. malma
C. autumnalis
8
8
7
5
4
18
18
16
11
9
C. nasus
O. tshawytscha
C. clupeaformis
O. kisutch
T. arcticas
8
7
4
2
2
25
22
13
6
6
C. nasus
S. nelma
11
6
46
25
Summer D. leucas
S. malma
C. nasus
C. autumnalis
S. nelma
17
14
14
13
10
38
31
31
29
22
O. tshawytscha
C. nasus
O. keta
S. aplinus
O. kisutch
T. arcticas
20
9
3
2
2
2
63
28
9
6
6
6
C. nasus
S. nelma
S. aplinus
D. leucas
14
10
1
1
58
42
4
4
Fall C. nasus
S. nelma
D. leucas
S. malma
C. autumnalis
9
8
6
6
4
20
18
13
13
9
C. nasus
O. tshawytscha
O. keta
L. lota
C. clupeaformis
T. arcticas
9
7
5
4
3
3
28
22
16
13
9
9
C. nasus
S. nelma
L. Lota
S. aplinus
S. malma
15
8
5
1
1
63
33
21
4
4