Mangrove Macroalgae as Biomonitors of Heavy Metal Contamination in a Tropical Estuary, Malaysia

Mangrove Macroalgae as Biomonitors of Heavy Metal Contamination in a Tropical Estuary, Malaysia Until recently, there have been only few published reports concerning the use of mangrove macroalgae as biomonitors to assess the estuarine metal contamination. Therefore, the present study was an effort to investigate the biomonitoring of metal contamination using mangrove macroalgae in the tropical Miri estuary of Sarawak, Malaysia. The metal concentrations (Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn) were determined in the surface sediments, estuarine water, and six dominant macroalgae species that epiphytically grow on mangrove pneumatophores. The results showed that the scheme of metal occurrences in estuarine surface water and sediments was Fe > Mn > Zn > Cu and Fe > Zn > Mn > Cu, respectively. Among the studied metals in algal tissues, irrespective of macroalgal species, the concentration of Fe was found to be the highest. Significant positive correlations were found between Cu and Zn in all macroalgal species (except Caloglossa ogasawaraensis and Dictyota sp.), indicating the common origin of those elements. Concentrations of each of the studied metal in algal tissues varied among macroalgal species, probably because of the differences of structure, age, and growth of thallus among macroalgal species. To our knowledge, this is the first comprehensive report describing the biomonitoring of metal contamination using macroalgae from Malaysian mangrove systems. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Water, Air, Soil Pollution Springer Journals

Mangrove Macroalgae as Biomonitors of Heavy Metal Contamination in a Tropical Estuary, Malaysia

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer International Publishing AG
Subject
Environment; Environment, general; Water Quality/Water Pollution; Atmospheric Protection/Air Quality Control/Air Pollution; Soil Science & Conservation; Hydrogeology; Climate Change/Climate Change Impacts
ISSN
0049-6979
eISSN
1573-2932
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11270-017-3500-8
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