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Concentrations of cadmium, zinc and copper in sediments and brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) from the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, UK

Culshaw, C., Newton, L. C., Weir, I. and Bird, D. J. (2002) Concentrations of cadmium, zinc and copper in sediments and brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) from the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, UK. Marine Environmental Research, 54 (3-5). pp. 331-334. ISSN 0141-1136

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0141-1136(02)00163-0

Abstract

Cd, Zn and Cu levels were determined in sediments and Crangon crangon from 9 sites in the Severn Estuary/Bristol Channel during winter 1999. Metal levels in both shrimp and sediments varied significantly between sites and were related to proximity of input and/or sediment type. In the upper Estuary, Cd levels in shrimp were 100x higher than other reported values whereas sediment Cd contamination was comparable. It is suggested that high Cd levels in shrimp are due to the high inputs and enhanced bioavailability of metal during winter.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Equal co-author. Assessment of the level of metal contamination of both coastal sediments and a key estuarine species, throughout the Severn Estuary. Provided significant contemporary data on metal contamination and examined the role of bio-concentration and the factors affecting the distribution of metals.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Severn Estuary, Bristol Channel, Crangon crangon, sediment, cadmium, zinc, copper, accumulation
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology
ID Code:6240
Deposited By: R. Upload account
Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:11
Last Modified:10 Mar 2015 11:37

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