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A comprehensive assessment of environmental pollution by means of heavy metal analysis for oysters' reefs at Hab River Delta, Balochistan, Pakistan

Abstract

The heavy metal pollution status of oyster reefs has been assessed with respect to ten metals pollutants in seawater, sediments, and tissues of above two oysters (soft tissues and shells) for assessing the pollution status in a short food chain in Hab River Delta. The results showed that heavy metals accumulated in M. bilineata were higher than those in M. cuttackensis. Simultaneously, the population of M. bilineata species has been ironically decreasing as a results of high pollution. The determined concentrations revealed a significant differences in their profiles among sediments, seawater and bioaccumulation in tissues and shells of two native oysters. The present study also compared these metal concentrations with national and international database by applying different pollution indices. Heavy metals in all samples were above the national environmental quality standards (NEQS-Pakistan). High level of pollution with an alarming condition of Hab River Delta need more attention for coastal management.

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Category:
Articles
Type:
artykuły w czasopismach
Published in:
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN no. 153,
ISSN: 0025-326X
Language:
English
Publication year:
2020
Bibliographic description:
Aslam S., Chan M., Siddiqui G., Boczkaj G., Kazmi S., Kazmi M.: A comprehensive assessment of environmental pollution by means of heavy metal analysis for oysters' reefs at Hab River Delta, Balochistan, Pakistan// MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN -Vol. 153, (2020), s.110970-
DOI:
Digital Object Identifier (open in new tab) 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.110970
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Gdańsk University of Technology

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