A PRIMARY STUDY ON THE BIOACCUMULATION OF METALS IN STEREODERMA KIRSCHBERGI (HELLER, 1868) FROM SINOP COASTS OF THE SOUTHERN BLACK SEA
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Keywords

Stereoderma kirschbergi
Sinop coasts
Black Sea
Toxic metals
Bio - sediment accumulation factor

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Bat, L., Arici, E., Öztekin, A., & Şahin, F. (2020). A PRIMARY STUDY ON THE BIOACCUMULATION OF METALS IN STEREODERMA KIRSCHBERGI (HELLER, 1868) FROM SINOP COASTS OF THE SOUTHERN BLACK SEA. Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences, 29(1), 21–27. Retrieved from http://pakjmsuok.com/index.php/pjms/article/view/2

Abstract

The amounts of toxic metals (Pb, Hg and Cd) in tissues of Stereoderma kirschbergi in the Sinop coasts of the south of the Black Sea were measured for the first time. Toxic metal analyses were made by the Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometer. The general tendency in all metal concentrations in both sediment and sea cucumber samples were Pb>Hg>Cd. The results demonstrated that the toxic metal concentrations in sediments were higher than organisms. Pb values in the sediment and
sea cucumber were higher than Hg and Cd. The bio-sediment accumulation factors for Cd, Hg and Pb were lower than 1. S. kirschbergi is considered as a de-concentrator. 

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