A guide to the assessment of heavy metal contamination in estuaries using biological indicators. Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological Association 4

Bryan, GW; Langston, WJ; Hummerstone, LG; Burt, GR. 1985 A guide to the assessment of heavy metal contamination in estuaries using biological indicators. Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological Association 4. Plymouth (UK), Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. (UNSPECIFIED)

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Abstract/Summary

The rationale behind the use of analyses of estuarine organisms to assess levels of heavy-metal contamination is described and compared with alternative methods such as the analysis of waters or sediments. Based on field observations in United Kingdom estuaries and on evidence from the literature, an assessment is made of the suitability of 17 species as the indicators of metals and metalloids including Ag, As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Se, Sn, Pb and Zn.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Keywords: Chemical pollution Metals Estuaries British Isles MBA Occasional Publication
Subjects: Ecology and Environment
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Other (MBA)
Depositing User: EPServices Admin
Date made live: 15 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 17:16
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/271

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