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Title: Metal content in seston from the San Jose Gulf, Patagonia, Argentina

Abstract

Seston is formed by a living fraction (plankton) and a dead fraction (tripton). Plankton are capable of concentrating large quantities of heavy metals from seawater, and this provides an entry into the marine food web. Tripton also accumulate metals by adsorption on its inorganic particles or by affinity with organic materials. There is information about metal content in mollusks and sediments from the Patagonian coast, but no data are available for seston. In this report the authors present baseline levels of Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu, Cd, Pb and Ni in seston from the San Jose Gulf, a semiarid area with no human-industrial settlement on its coast.

Authors:
;  [1]; ;  [2]
  1. (Centro Nacional Patagonico, Chubut (Argentina))
  2. (Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia, Chubut (Argentina))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6983090
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; (USA)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 43:3; Journal ID: ISSN 0007-4861
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; METALS; BIOLOGICAL ACCUMULATION; PLANKTON; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; ARGENTINA; CADMIUM COMPOUNDS; COASTAL WATERS; COPPER COMPOUNDS; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY; FOOD CHAINS; IRON COMPOUNDS; LEAD COMPOUNDS; MANGANESE COMPOUNDS; NICKEL COMPOUNDS; SEAWATER; ZINC COMPOUNDS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ELEMENTS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; LATIN AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SOUTH AMERICA; SPECTROSCOPY; SURFACE WATERS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; WATER; 560300* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology

Citation Formats

Gil, M.N., Esteves, J.L., Sastre, V., and Santinelli, N. Metal content in seston from the San Jose Gulf, Patagonia, Argentina. United States: N. p., 1989. Web. doi:10.1007/BF01701866.
Gil, M.N., Esteves, J.L., Sastre, V., & Santinelli, N. Metal content in seston from the San Jose Gulf, Patagonia, Argentina. United States. doi:10.1007/BF01701866.
Gil, M.N., Esteves, J.L., Sastre, V., and Santinelli, N. Fri . "Metal content in seston from the San Jose Gulf, Patagonia, Argentina". United States. doi:10.1007/BF01701866.
@article{osti_6983090,
title = {Metal content in seston from the San Jose Gulf, Patagonia, Argentina},
author = {Gil, M.N. and Esteves, J.L. and Sastre, V. and Santinelli, N.},
abstractNote = {Seston is formed by a living fraction (plankton) and a dead fraction (tripton). Plankton are capable of concentrating large quantities of heavy metals from seawater, and this provides an entry into the marine food web. Tripton also accumulate metals by adsorption on its inorganic particles or by affinity with organic materials. There is information about metal content in mollusks and sediments from the Patagonian coast, but no data are available for seston. In this report the authors present baseline levels of Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu, Cd, Pb and Ni in seston from the San Jose Gulf, a semiarid area with no human-industrial settlement on its coast.},
doi = {10.1007/BF01701866},
journal = {Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; (USA)},
issn = {0007-4861},
number = ,
volume = 43:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {9}
}