Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/5298
Title: Pattern and pathways for mercury lifespan bioaccumulation in Carcinus maenas
Authors: Coelho, J. P. 
Reis, A. T. 
Ventura, S. 
Pereira, M. E. 
Duarte, A. C. 
Pardal, M. A. 
Keywords: Mercury; Organic mercury; Carcinus maenas; Lifespan bioaccumulation pattern; Management
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Marine Pollution Bulletin. 56:6 (2008) 1104-1110
Abstract: Carcinus maenas is an important and exploited natural resource in temperate estuaries, being consumed by local populations and also used as fish bait. Through bioaccumulation and bioamplification processes occurring in polluted estuarine ecosystems, this species may directly or indirectly represent a major pathway for Human contamination. No information is available on the overall lifespan bioaccumulation pattern of mercury for this species, which would be an invaluable tool for assessing the risks associated with C. maenas harvest in contaminated areas. Taking that in mind, the main objectives of this work were to clarify the lifespan bioaccumulation pattern of mercury for this species.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/5298
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FCTUC Ciências da Vida - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
file5fca169616d14254b17bf29537715120.pdf344.63 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s) 5

910
checked on Dec 10, 2019

Download(s) 10

1,606
checked on Dec 10, 2019

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.