Heavy metals in the Fal estuary, Cornwall: A study of long term contamination by mining waste and its effects on estuarine organisms. Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological Association 2

Bryan, GW; Gibbs, PE. 1983 Heavy metals in the Fal estuary, Cornwall: A study of long term contamination by mining waste and its effects on estuarine organisms. Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological Association 2. Plymouth (UK), Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. (UNSPECIFIED)

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Abstract/Summary

The Fal Estuary System in West Cornwall has, over many centuries, received inputs of heavy metals from various mining activities. In this context its most important tributary is the Carnon River. Analyses of organisms from the Fal Estuary have shown that some species contain abnormally high concentrations of Cu, Zn and As, especially those living in Restronguet Creek.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Keywords: Metals Chemical pollution Fal Estuary (UK) Mining 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/275

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