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Baseline concentration of (210)Po in Kuwait's commercial fish species.
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PMID:  22863352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This baseline study highlights the (210)Po variation in whole fishes with different feeding habits. Whole-body (210)Po concentrations were determined in ten important commercial fish species found in the northern Arabian Gulf to serve as baseline data. Primarily, (210)Po is absorbed from water, concentrated by phytoplankton and microzooplankton, and then transferred to the next trophic level along the marine food chain. The lowest concentration of (210)Po was measured in larger carnivorous fishes like hamoor (0.089Bqkg(-1)), while the highest was found in the fishes that feed on algae, zooplanktons and detritus, like battan (3.30Bqkg(-1)). The baseline data can be used to understand both the trophic transfer of (210)Po in the marine food chain and the (210)Po concentration factors in fish from the Arabian Gulf.
S Uddin; A N Al-Ghadban; M Behbehani; A Aba; A Al Mutairi; Q Karam
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Marine pollution bulletin     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-3363     ISO Abbreviation:  Mar. Pollut. Bull.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260231     Medline TA:  Mar Pollut Bull     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Environmental Sciences Department, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.
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