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Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in marine organisms and sediments from Admiralty Bay, King George Island, Antarctica

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Trevizani, Tailisi Hoppe [1] ; Lopes Figueira, Rubens Cesar [1] ; Ribeiro, Andreza Portella [2] ; Sawamura Theophilo, Carolina Yume [1] ; Majer, Alessandra Pereira [3, 4] ; Varella Petti, Monica Angelica [1] ; Corbisier, Thais Navajas [1] ; Montone, Rosalinda Carmela [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, IO, Praca Oceanog 191, BR-05508120 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Nove Julho, Cidades Inteligentes & Sustentaveis, BR-0500100 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Estacio Europan, BR-06711280 Cotia, SP - Brazil
[4] Estacio Uniradial, BR-05107001 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Marine Pollution Bulletin; v. 106, n. 1-2, p. 366-371, MAY 15 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 10

The Antarctic continent is considered a low-impact environment; however, there is a tendency to increase the contaminants' levels due to human activities in the research stations. In this study, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb and Zn levels in sediment and biota were determined in the environmental samples from Admiralty Bay (King George Island, Antarctica) collected in 2003. The results demonstrated high concentrations of Cu and Zn in the sediments. There was bioaccumulation of As in the biota from Admiralty Bay and bioaccumulation of Zn specifically in the biota from Martel Inlet. In addition, the results were useful in order to understand the heavy metal levels for the pre-accident condition of Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station, where an accident occurred in 2012, and also for the comparison with current conditions within the monitoring work developed by INCT-APA (National Institute of Science and Technology for Environmental Research Antarctic). (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/08633-0 - Bioaccumulation of heavy metals and assessment of biomagnification in biota from Almirantado Bay, King George Island, Antarctica.
Grantee:Tailisi Hoppe Trevizani
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master