Bio-monitoring using lead isotope ratios in seagrass and oysters

Munksgaard, Niels C., Moir, Cristy M., and Parry, David L. (2002) Bio-monitoring using lead isotope ratios in seagrass and oysters. Marine Technology Society Journal, 36 (1). pp. 52-54.

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Abstract

The combined measurement of lead concentration and isotope ratios in organisms used as bio-monitors may provide a sensitive and cost-effective monitoring tool allowing an unambiguous assessment of the source of lead in environmental samples. Data presented here shows that dispersion of trace amounts of ore-derived Pb produced distinctive Pb isotope ratio changes in seagrass and oysters acting as sentinel accumulators.

Item ID: 3493
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0025-3324
Keywords: invertebrata; Mollusca; Bivalvia; isotopic composition; oyster; seagrass bed; lead; concentration measurement; monitoring; seawater; water pollution
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2009 00:56
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