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Title: Metal concentrations in pearl oyster, Pinctada radiata, collected from Saudi Arabian coast of the Arabian Gulf

The Arabian Gulf is a shallow semi-closed water body. Several industrial complexes have been established along its coast line during the past decade. The effluent from these facilities is being discharged into the Gulf. These discharges pose potential hazards to the marine environment of the Arabian Gulf. The Saudi Arabian government is striving to protect the marine environment of the Gulf and has commissioned several studies to assess the damage from the industrial and municipal discharges. In these studies, marine organisms, for example, fish, clams, sea urchins, oysters, and plankton, along with sediments and seawater, have been analyzed for various pollutants. This study reports metal concentrations in pearl oysters collected from the Saudi Arabian coastal areas of the Arabian Gulf.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5814934
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.; (United States); Journal Volume: 42:1
Research Org:
King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; METALS; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; OYSTERS; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; SEDIMENTS; BARIUM COMPOUNDS; CADMIUM COMPOUNDS; COPPER COMPOUNDS; IRON COMPOUNDS; MANGANESE COMPOUNDS; NICKEL COMPOUNDS; PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS; VANADIUM COMPOUNDS; ZINC COMPOUNDS; ALKALINE EARTH METAL COMPOUNDS; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; ELEMENTS; INVERTEBRATES; MOLLUSCS; SPECTROSCOPY; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS 560300* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology