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Titolo:
METAL CONCENTRATIONS IN EELS ANGUILLA-ANGUILLA FROM THE CAMARGUE REGION OF FRANCE
Autore:
BATTY J; PAIN D; CAURANT F;
Indirizzi:
NAPIER UNIV,DEPT BIOL SCI EDINBURGH EH10 5DT MIDLOTHIAN SCOTLAND ROYAL SOC PROTECT BIRDS SANDY SG19 2DL BEDS ENGLAND FAC PHARM,CNRS URA 1356 ECOTOXICOL F-44035 NANTES FRANCE
Titolo Testata:
Biological Conservation
fascicolo: 1, volume: 76, anno: 1996,
pagine: 17 - 23
SICI:
0006-3207(1996)76:1<17:MCIEAF>2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
TRACE-ELEMENTS; MEDITERRANEAN-SEA; HEAVY-METALS; MERCURY; RIVER; LEAD; FLAMINGOS; EXPOSURE; CADMIUM; EGRETS;
Keywords:
CAMARGUE; BERRE; EEL ANGUILLA ANGUILLA; HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
42
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
J. Batty et al., "METAL CONCENTRATIONS IN EELS ANGUILLA-ANGUILLA FROM THE CAMARGUE REGION OF FRANCE", Biological Conservation, 76(1), 1996, pp. 17-23

Abstract

This study investigates concentrations of five metals, copper (Cu), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg) and zinc (Zn) in eel Anguilla anguilla liver tissue from the Camargue and Berre on the southern French coast. Large numbers of wintering birds feed in these important wetland sites, and eels are important food items for heron and egret species. Both sitesreceive metal inputs from riverine (Rhone and Durance) andatmospheric sources, in addition to petrochemicalrelated pollution atBerre. Concentrations of Cd, Zn and Cu were significantly higher in the livers of eels from the Camargue than from Berre. Body size class was positively correlated with concentrations of lead at both sites, and with copper at Berre. Concentrations of Hg in eel livers in the Camargue and at Berre were consistent with levels reported for contaminated areas (geometric means: 1:3 and 1:2 mu g/g dry weight respectively). Eels from Berre had an elevated liver weight relative to those from the Camargue, suggesting that other factors may be affecting the Berre population. The higher metal concentrations found in eels from the Camargue suggest that further investigations should be undertaken as to the source of this pollution, and on the processes of transfer and accumulation at this important wetland site.

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