The relationship between the concentration of Pb, Cu, Cd, Zn, and Ag in soft tissues of mytilids Crenomytilus grayanus and Modiolus kurilensis and in bottom deposits was studied to determine the potential and limitations in the use of these molluscs as bioindicators of contamination of coastal waters near Vladivostok (northwest of the Sea of Japan). It was found that the mussel C. grayanus began to accumulate Pb and Cu after certain threshold concentrations of these metals (60 and 150 μg/g respectively) in fine fractions of sediments was reached. Accumulation of Pb and Cu by M. kurilensis also depended on the level of sediment contamination, but the higher initial metal content in tissues and the higher individual variability reduced the sensitivity of this species as a bioindicator. Accumulation of Cd and especially of Zn in mytilid tissues is adjusted by the organism, which restricts the opportunity of their use for tracking the anthropogenic input of bioavailable forms of these metals.
Russian Journal of Marine Biology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 13, 2004
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud