Contamination in sediment, bivalves and sponges of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
Entry ID: ECA080

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Summary
Abstract: This study examined the concentrations of total hydrocarbons (THC), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and trace metals (Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb, Hg and As) in marine sediments off Scott Base (NZ) and compared them with sediments near the highly polluted McMurdo Station (US) as well as less impacted sites including Turtle Rock and Cape Evans. The Antarctic mollusc, Laternula elliptica and three common sponge species were also analysed for trace metals. McMurdo Station sediments also contained the highest concentrations of trace metals, Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd and Hg. Copper was significantly higher in bivalves from McMurdo Station than other sites. Trace metal concentrations in sponges were generally consistent within sites but no spatial patterns were apparent.
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-11-01
Stop Date: 2002-02-29
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Postal Code: MC 4810
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-07-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-07-30
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