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Patella caerulea
Black Sea
heavy metals

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Bat, L., Yardim, O., Arici, E., & Öztekin, A. (2015). CURRENT STATUS OF HEAVY METALS IN SOFT TISSUES OF ‎THE LIMPET PATELLA CAERULEA LINNAEUS, 1758 FROM ‎SINOP COAST OF THE BLACK SEA. Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences, 24(1), 29–35. Retrieved from


The levels of Hg, Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn and Fe in the whole soft tissues of the limpet, Patella caerulea, from the Black Sea coast has been determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS). Mercury was not detected in P. caerulea, and iron is seen to be the most abundant of the metals examined. The results showed that the monthly mean levels of all other metal levels in July were lower than those in May and June. The heavy metal levels in the limpet P. caerulea are low and acceptable levels. The present study confirmed that the limpet P. caerulea is good bio-indicator for monitoring of metal pollution in the coastal area.

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