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Title: Results of the NRA Welsh regional marine bioaccumulation programme 1991-1993 : SE/EAU/94/8
Author: Gillian Davies
Author: Stephen Ellery
Document Type: Monograph
A marine bioaccumulation study at 30 sites around the Welsh coastline with Fucus vesiculosus, Mytilus edulis and Cerastoderma edule as the target species, for a suite of determinands consisting of trace metals and organic compounds, commenced in 1993. Prior to that some bioaccumulatitm studies have been carried out, but at a limited number of sites mainly in South Wales (Swansea Bay and the Severn Estuary). Bioaccumulation is a useful addition to water quality monitoring, as substances that only exist in very low levels in the environment (such as trace metals and organic compounds) , can be detected in tissue. Results have to be interpreted very cautiously however, to put them, into context, as there are no Environmental Quality Standards for bioaccumulation.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: Coastal watersWater quality surveysBioaccumulationMetalsTrace elementsOrganic compounds
Geographic Keywords: Wales
Taxonomic Keywords: Fucus vesiculosusMytilus edulisCerastoderma edule
Extent: 38
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