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Vessel-related contamination of Southern California harbours by copper and other metals

Authors
Journal
Marine Pollution Bulletin
0025-326X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0025-326x(79)90269-8
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Ecology

Abstract

Abstract A number of trace contaminants appear to be introduced to nearshore marine waters as a result of vessel-related activities. Such inputs are clearly reflected by elevated concentrations of these constituents in several tissues of the bay mussel Mytilus edulis. Comparative studies using this bioindicator suggest that harbour-related activities can be as important a source as coastal wastewater discharges in the contamination of nearshore marine ecosystems.

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