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Trace metals in sediments, indicator organisms and traditional seafoods of the Torres Strait


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Title: Trace metals in sediments, indicator organisms and traditional seafoods of the Torres Strait
Authors: Gladstone, W.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Keywords: Water quality biological assessment;Metals - Environmental aspects;Trace elements
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Abstract: The Pilot Study of the Torres Strait Baseline Study (TSBS) concluded that the Fly River is the major source for the northern Torres Strait of fine-grained terrigenous sediments with an associated suite of trace metals (including aluminium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, nickel, lead, silicon and zinc), some of which increased in concentration after the monsoon season (Dight and Gladstone 1993). Concentrations of metals within this suite are low in the central and eastern Torres Strait. Other trace metals in Torres Strait marine sediments occurred at higher concentrations in either sediments with coarse-grained carbonate sediments of marine origin (cadmium, magnesium), or were not associated with any particular sediment type (arsenic, mercury and selenium).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/262
ISBN: 9780642254788
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