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Trace metal and organochlorine residue levels in red mullet (Mullus barbatus) from the eastern Aegean, Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11358315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The levels of trace metals and organochlorine residue were determined in red mullet (Mullus barbatus) in the framework of a MED-POL II Project for the Aegean Sea during 1994-1998. Samples were analyzed seasonally from July 1994 to January 1998. The concentrations of trace metals found varied with Hg: 16-200 microg kg(-1), Cd: 0.57-4.5 microg kg(-1) and Pb: 40-207 microg kg(-1) wet weight. The order of trace metal concentrations found in Mullus barbatus was Pb > Hg > Cd. Correlation coefficients were calculated between Hg, Cd, and Pb concentrations and fork lengths to be Hg: 0.5852, Cd: -0.081, Pb: 0.5823, respectively. Cadmium levels are lower than the results in fish tissues reported from Mediterranean regions. The results of organochlorine residues measured varied between Aldrin: 0.10 and 0.61 microg kg(-1), t-DDD: 0.86 and 4.5 microg kg(-1) and t-DDE: 10 and 18 microg kg(-1) wet weight. Correlation coefficients for measured organochlorine residues and fork lengths are Aldrin: 0.6422, t-DDD: 0.2237 and t-DDE: 0.5484. The levels of mercury, lead and organochlorine residues are similar to the results in fish from Mediterranean countries.
F Kucuksezgin; O Altay; E Uluturhan; A Kontas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Water research     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0043-1354     ISO Abbreviation:  Water Res.     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-18     Completed Date:  2001-10-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0105072     Medline TA:  Water Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2327-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Marine Sciences & Technology, Dokuz Eylul University, Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cadmium / analysis
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated*
Insecticides / analysis*
Lead / analysis
Mercury / analysis
Perciformes / metabolism*
Trace Elements / analysis*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated; 0/Insecticides; 0/Trace Elements; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 7439-92-1/Lead; 7439-97-6/Mercury; 7440-43-9/Cadmium

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